unworldly

[ uhn-wurld-lee ]
/ ʌnˈwɜrld li /

adjective

not worldly; not seeking material advantage; spiritually minded.
naive; unsophisticated; provincial.
not terrestrial; unearthly.

Origin of unworldly

First recorded in 1700–10; un-1 + worldly
Related formsun·world·li·ness, noun
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unworldly

/ (ʌnˈwɜːldlɪ) /

adjective

not concerned with material values or pursuits
lacking sophistication; naive
not of this earth or world
Derived Formsunworldliness, noun
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Word Origin and History for unworldly

unworldly


adj.

1707, from un- (1) "not" + worldly.

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