earthly Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “earthly” in the English Dictionary

"earthly" in British English

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uk   /ˈɜːθ.li/  us   /ˈɝːθ-/
literary happening in or ​relating to this ​world and this ​physicallife, not in ​heaven or ​relating to a ​spirituallife: his earthly ​existence earthly ​powers used in ​questions or ​negatives to ​meanpossible: What earthly reason can she have for being so ​horrible to you?
(Definition of earthly from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"earthly" in American English

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earthlyadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈɜrθ·li/

earthly adjective [not gradable] (POSSIBLE)

(used in ​questions or ​negatives) ​possible: What earthly ​reason can she have for being so ​rude?

earthly adjective [not gradable] (OF PHYSICAL WORLD)

happening in or ​related to the ​physicalworld or ​reallife: All my earthly possessions are in that ​movingvan.
(Definition of earthly from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “earthly”
in Chinese (Simplified) 尘世的, 人间的, 世俗的…
in Turkish dünyevî, maddesel…
in Russian земной…
in Chinese (Traditional) 塵世的, 人間的, 世俗的…
in Polish ziemski, doczesny…
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