Definition of “worldly” - English Dictionary

“worldly” in British English

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worldlyadjective

uk /ˈwɜːld.li/ us /ˈwɝːld.li/

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.
worldliness
noun [ U ] uk /ˈwɜːld.li.nəs/ us /ˈwɝːld.li.nəs/

(Definition of “worldly” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“worldly” in American English

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worldlyadjective

us /ˈwɜrld·li/

worldly adjective (PHYSICAL)

having to do with physical things and ordinary life:

worldly success
She lost all her worldly possessions in the fire.

worldly adjective (EXPERIENCED)

experienced in the ways of the world:

He’s older and more worldly than the other students in his class.

(Definition of “worldly” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)