otherworldly

[ uhth-er-wurld-lee ]
/ ˈʌð ərˈwɜrld li /

adjective

of, relating to, or devoted to another world, as the world of imagination or the world to come.

Nearby words

  1. otherize,
  2. otherness,
  3. otherwhere,
  4. otherwhile,
  5. otherwise,
  6. othin,
  7. othman,
  8. othman i,
  9. othniel,
  10. otho

Origin of otherworldly

1870–75; other world + -ly

Related formsoth·er·world·li·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for otherworldly

otherworldly

/ (ˌʌðəˈwɜːldlɪ) /

adjective

of or relating to the spiritual or imaginative world
impractical or unworldly
Derived Formsotherworldliness, noun

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Word Origin and History for otherworldly

otherworldly

adj.

1854, from other + world + -ly (1). Otherworldliness is recorded from 1819. Phrase other world "world of idealism or fantasy, afterlife, spirit-land" is c.1200.

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