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  1. having or showing devotion to the affairs and interests of this world.
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Origin of worldly-minded

First recorded in 1595–1605
Related formsworld·ly-mind·ed·ness, noun
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Historical Examples of worldly-minded

  • Somebody in this family must be practical and worldly-minded, and I seem to be the one.

    Cap'n Dan's Daughter

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • Then why is that worldly-minded Debby talking about dressing for dinner?

  • From that time all, even the worldly-minded and the sinners, clung to their God.

  • But I'm selfish and worldly-minded, like my neighbours in Christendom.

    A Modern Buccaneer

    Rolf Boldrewood

  • His appointment is one which even a worldly-minded man might covet.

    An Australian in China

    George Ernest Morrison