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earth·ly

earthly

 
pronunciation:
uhrth li
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: earthlier, earthliest
definition 1: having to do with the earth; of this world.
We earthly creatures like to imagine the world of fairies and elves.
synonyms:
terrestrial, worldly
antonyms:
heavenly
similar words:
material, natural, physical
definition 2: possible; that can be imagined.
There is no earthly reason why he should fail.
similar words:
likely, possible, practical
derivation: earthliness (n.)
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The word earthly contains the following part:
-ly2 Old English adjective-forming suffix that means like; every (when attached to times)
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The suffix -ly2attaches primarily to native English nouns to form adjectives.