- a person devoted to the interests and pleasures of this world; a worldly person.
Origin of worldling
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Examples from the Web for worldling
Saint and sinner, ascetic and worldling, united in its practice.The Works of Whittier, Volume VII (of VII)
John Greenleaf Whittier
It was a sorrow that none should witness; and, worldling as he was, he felt it.Luttrell Of Arran
Charles James Lever
Who can be a poet, and yet be a worldling in his passions and habits?The Poetical Works of William Collins
This to a worldling is a dangerous test; for love to him is but "a thing apart."Mary Seaham, Volume 2 of 3
Elizabeth Caroline Grey
To the worldling, it is a theme of curiosity and idle speculation.
- a person who is primarily concerned with worldly matters or material things