Definition of worldly adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈwɜːldli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈwɜːrldli//
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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
  3. Word OriginOld English woruldlic (see world, -ly).
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