Definition of worldliness noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈwɜːldlinəs//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈwɜːrldlinəs//
    [uncountable] (literary)
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  1. 1the quality of having a lot of experience of life and therefore being difficult to shock Matthew is awed by his friends' seeming worldliness.
  2. 2the quality of being concerned with the world in which we live rather than with spiritual things She became dissatisfied with the vanity and worldliness of upper-class society.

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