Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state or character of being worldly; worldly conduct.

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

  • noun The quality of being worldly; a predominant passion for obtaining the good things of this life; covetousness; addictedness to gain and temporal enjoyments; worldly-mindedness.

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  • noun The quality of being worldly; familiarity with the ways of the world.

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

  • noun concern with worldly affairs to the neglect of spiritual needs
  • noun the quality or character of being intellectually sophisticated and worldly through cultivation or experience or disillusionment

Etymologies

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worldly +‎ -ness

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