[th is-wurld-lee-nis]


concern or preoccupation with worldly things and values.

Origin of this-worldliness

First recorded in 1870–75
Related formsthis-world·ly, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for this-worldliness

Historical Examples of this-worldliness

  • When nuns have relapsed from other-worldliness to this-worldliness how have they been?

    The Darrow Enigma

    Melvin L. Severy