HyperDic: worldliness

English > 2 senses of the word worldliness:
NOUNattributeworldliness, sophistication, mundaneness, mundanitythe quality or character of being intellectually sophisticated and worldly through cultivation or experience or disillusionment
attributeworldlinessconcern with worldly affairs to the neglect of spiritual needs
worldliness > pronunciation
Soundswer'ldliynahs
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > worldliness: 2 senses > noun 1, attribute
MeaningThe quality or character of being intellectually sophisticated and worldly through cultivation or experience or disillusionment.
Synonymssophistication, mundaneness, mundanity
BroaderqualityAn essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone
Oppositenaivete, naivety, naivenesslack of sophistication or worldliness
Spanishmundología, sofisticación
Catalansofisticació
Adjectivesworldlyvery sophisticated especially because of surfeit
English > worldliness: 2 senses > noun 2, attribute
Meaningconcern with worldly affairs to the neglect of spiritual needs.
Example"he disliked the worldliness of many bishops around him"
Broaderoutwardness, externalityThe quality or state of being outside or directed toward or relating to the outside or exterior
Oppositespirituality, spiritualism, spiritism, otherworldlinessconcern with things of the spirit
Adjectivesworldlycharacteristic of or devoted to the temporal world as opposed to the spiritual world

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