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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.

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.
worldliness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
Translations of “worldly”
in Chinese (Traditional) 物質的, 塵世的, 非精神的…
in Russian умудренный, искушенный в жизни…
in Turkish görmüş geçirmiş…
in Chinese (Simplified) 物质的, 尘世的, 非精神的…
in Polish światowy…
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