- not worldly; not seeking material advantage; spiritually minded.
- naive; unsophisticated; provincial.
- not terrestrial; unearthly.
Origin of unworldly
Related Words for unworldlyabstract, astral, celestial, dreamy, ethereal, extraterrestrial, fantastic, incorporeal, metaphysical, otherworldly, religious, transcendental, unearthly, unreal, visionary, supersensory, artless, clean, country, folksy
Examples from the Web for unworldly
Contemporary Examples of unworldly
Only the unworldly could still think this was, at its worst, only an unseemly platonic relationship rather than a serious bonding.Queen Victoria’s Secret Scottish Sex Castle
August 17, 2014
When she arrived at the academy, Fernandez was 17 and, Sousa told me, a shy, unworldly country girl.Hugo and the Hottie
October 8, 2009
Historical Examples of unworldly
Mother, you are too charitable for this earth—too unworldly altogether.The Rise of Roscoe Paine
Joseph C. Lincoln
It looked unreal, a painting of unworldly quiet and desolation.The Hills of Home
Those people had been right who had called Sir Denis unworldly.Mary Gray
He evidently thought of me as of one unworldly and unpractical.How It All Came Round
L. T. Meade
She was wholly absorbed in her study of this unworldly and untaught nature.Esmeralda
Frances Hodgson Burnett
- not concerned with material values or pursuits
- lacking sophistication; naive
- not of this earth or world