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Worldy vs. Worldly — What's the Difference?

Worldy vs. Worldly — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Worldy and Worldly

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Worldy

(rare) worldly

Worldly

Of, relating to, or devoted to the material world, especially in contrast to spiritual concerns.

Worldly

Experienced in human affairs; sophisticated or worldly-wise
"an experienced and worldly man who had been almost everywhere" (Willa Cather).

Worldly

In a worldly manner.

Worldly

Concerned with human or earthly matters, physical as opposed to spiritual.
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Worldly

Concerned with secular rather than sacred matters.

Worldly

Sophisticated, especially because of surfeit; versed in the ways of the world.

Worldly

In a worldly manner.

Worldly

Relating to the world; human; common; as, worldly maxims; worldly actions.
Many years it hath continued, standing by no other worldly mean but that one only hand which erected it.

Worldly

Pertaining to this world or life, in contradistinction from the life to come; secular; temporal; devoted to this life and its enjoyments; bent on gain; as, worldly pleasures, affections, honor, lusts, men.
With his soul fled all my worldly solace.

Worldly

Lay, as opposed to clerical.

Worldly

With relation to this life; in a worldly manner.
Subverting worldly strong and worldly wiseBy simply meek.

Worldly

Characteristic of or devoted to the temporal world;
Worldly goods and advancement

Worldly

Very sophisticated especially because of surfeit; versed in the ways of the world;
The blase traveler refers to the ocean he has crossed as `the pond'
The benefits of his worldly wisdom

Worldly

Concerned with secular rather than sacred matters;
Lords temporal and spiritual

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