adjective, world·li·er, world·li·est.
- world-wide web,
Origin of worldly
Examples from the Web for worldliness
Michelle King: But her worldliness or pragmatism, it's not as though it's being led by what Peter and his campaign are doing.
Carl is repaid for his worldliness with failure and ignominy.
But there is one place where judging Almodóvar objectively is not seen as an affront to worldliness: Spain.
There is a dash of worldliness about us both from which your more ethereal composition is happily free.The Bertrams|Anthony Trollope
The spirit of worldliness in its true and worst sense did not possess her; did not even touch her.
Thou wilt no doubt find her head full of vagaries and worldliness.A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia|Amanda Minnie Douglas
It was the gray Dunkard dress—the concession to her uncle's beliefs on worldliness.The Soldier of the Valley|Nelson Lloyd
Phebe's direct and simple nature, free from all guile and worldliness, had made her a perfect sympathizer with any true feeling.Cobwebs and Cables|Hesba Stretton
adjective -lier or -liest
Old English woruldlic, from the roots of world and like (adj.). A common Germanic compound (cf. Old Frisian wraldlik, Old Saxon weroldlik, Middle Dutch wereldlik, German weltlich, Old Norse veraldligr). Worldly-wise is recorded from c.1400.