[ th is-wurld-lee-nis ]
/ ˈðɪsˈwɜrld li nɪs /
concern or preoccupation with worldly things and values.
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Origin of this-worldliness
First recorded in 1870–75
OTHER WORDS FROM this-worldlinessthis-world·ly, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for this-worldliness
When nuns have relapsed from other-worldliness to this-worldliness how have they been?The Darrow Enigma|Melvin L. Severy