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Definition of worldly adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[only before noun] connected with the world in which we live rather than with spiritual things worldly success your worldly goods (= the things that you own) opposite spiritual
  2. 2having a lot of experience of life and therefore not easily shocked At 15, he was more worldly than his older cousins who lived in the country. opposite unworldly
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noun [uncountable]
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