[ th is-wurld-lee-nis ]
/ ˈðɪsˈwɜrld li nɪs /


concern or preoccupation with worldly things and values.

Nearby words

  1. this,
  2. this and that,
  3. this is where i came in,
  4. this side of,
  5. this'll,
  6. thisaway,
  7. thisbe,
  8. thistle,
  9. thistle butterfly,
  10. thistle tube

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

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

    The Darrow Enigma|Melvin L. Severy