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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having or showing little understanding of the ways of the world; naive or impractical.
  • adjective Not of this world; spiritual or supernatural.
  • adjective Suggestive of another world, as in being bizarre or eerie.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not worldly; not influenced by worldly or sordid motives; spiritual.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Not worldly; spiritual; holy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of or relating to the spiritual as opposed to the material.
  • adjective Unconcerned with secular matters.
  • adjective Lacking sophistication.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective not concerned with the temporal world or swayed by mundane considerations
  • adjective not wise in the ways of the world

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