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Definition of worldly:

  1. Lay, as opposed to clerical.
  2. Pertaining to this world or life, in contradistinction from the life to come; secular; temporal; devoted to this life and its enjoyments; bent on gain; as, worldly pleasures, affections, honor, lusts, men.
  3. Relating to the world; human; common; as, worldly maxims; worldly actions.
  4. With relation to this life; in a worldly manner.


cosmopolitan, blase, bored, economic, terrene, temporal, body, human, matter-of-fact, earthbound, knowledge, culture, place, tellurian, profane, mercenary, earthen, spiritual, worldly-minded, terrestrial, telluric, laic, sophisticated, lay, religious, practical, mundane, sacred, materialistic, unprincipled, strategic, worldly-wise, self-centered, material.

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