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world·ly

worldly

 
pronunciation:
wuhrld li
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: worldlier, worldliest
definition 1: of or relating to the material world; not spiritual.
She gave up all her worldly goods when she became a nun.
synonyms:
earthly
similar words:
bodily, material, natural, physical
definition 2: engaged with and knowing about the people, activities, and ways of the material world; sophisticated.
She seemed far too worldly for a teenager.
synonyms:
sophisticated
derivation: worldliness (n.)
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The word worldly 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.