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UNWORLDLY

 Dictionary entry overview: What does unworldly mean? 

UNWORLDLY (adjective)
  The adjective UNWORLDLY has 2 senses:

1. not concerned with the temporal world or swayed by mundane considerations
2. not wise in the ways of the world

  Familiarity information: UNWORLDLY used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


UNWORLDLY (adjective)


Sense 1unworldly [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Not concerned with the temporal world or swayed by mundane considerations

Context example:

was unworldly and did not greatly miss worldly rewards

Similar:

anchoritic; eremitic; eremitical; hermitic; hermitical (characterized by ascetic solitude)

cloistered; cloistral; conventual; monastic; monastical (of communal life sequestered from the world under religious vows)

spiritual; unearthly (concerned with or affecting the spirit or soul)

unmercenary (not mercenary; not influenced by financial gains)

Also:

pious (having or showing or expressing reverence for a deity)

naif; naive (marked by or showing unaffected simplicity and lack of guile or worldly experience)

Antonym:

worldly (characteristic of or devoted to the temporal world)


Sense 2unworldly [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Not wise in the ways of the world

Synonyms:

unsophisticated; unworldly

Context examples:

either too unsophisticated or too honest to promise more than he could deliver / this helplessly unworldly woman

Similar:

naif; naive (marked by or showing unaffected simplicity and lack of guile or worldly experience)


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