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worldly

adjective uk   /ˈwɜːld.li/ us    /ˈwɝːld-/

worldly adjective (PHYSICAL)

[before noun] relating to or consisting of physical things and ordinary life rather than spiritual things: For many of the refugees, the clothes they are wearing are all the worldly goods (= possessions) they have. Her worldly success can hardly be denied.Profanity

worldly adjective (PRACTICAL)

practical and having a lot of experience of life: She seems to be much more worldly than the other students in her class.Experienced
worldliness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
Holiness
(Definition of worldly from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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