AskDefine | Define worldliness

The Collaborative Dictionary

Worldliness \World"li*ness\, n. 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. [1913 Webster]

Word Net

worldliness n : the quality or character of being intellectually sophisticated through cultivation or experience or disillusionment [syn: sophistication] [ant: naivete]




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