Definition of worldliness :
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.
- They, in their narrow worldliness, had no key to such a problem as Lottie Marsden had become. - "From Jest to Earnest", E. P. Roe.
- The stern lesson of the day had done its work; her worldliness was gone. - "From-Twice-Told-Tales", Hawthorne, Nathaniel.
- As she learned to know him intimately she began to understand his un- worldliness, his scholar- like idealism, and ignorance of men and motives, and thus she came to self- possession again, and found her true mission. - "Gulmore, The Boss", Frank Harris.