unworldly 1707, from UN- (Cf. un-) (1) “not” + WORLDLY (Cf. worldly).

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  • Unworldly — Un*world ly, a. Not worldly; spiritual; holy. Hawthorne. {Un*world li*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • unworldly — ► ADJECTIVE 1) having little awareness of the realities of life. 2) not seeming to belong to this world. DERIVATIVES unworldliness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • unworldly — [unwʉrld′lē] adj. 1. not of or limited to this world; unearthly 2. not concerned with the affairs, pleasures, etc. of this world 3. not worldly wise; unsophisticated unworldliness n …   English World dictionary

  • unworldly — [[t]ʌ̱nwɜ͟ː(r)ldli[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED If you describe someone as unworldly, you mean that they have not experienced many things in their life and do not know what sort of things usually happen to other people during their lives. She was so young …   English dictionary

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  • unworldly — adjective 1) a gauche, unworldly girl Syn: naive, simple, inexperienced, innocent, green, raw, callow, immature, ignorant, gullible, ingenuous, artless, guileless, childlike, trusting, credulous; nonmaterialistic …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • unworldly — UK [ʌnˈwɜː(r)ldlɪ] / US [ʌnˈwɜrldlɪ] adjective 1) someone who is unworldly trusts other people too much and is therefore easily tricked 2) not interested in money or possessions 3) slightly strange or unusual a landscape of unworldly beauty • See …   English dictionary

  • unworldly — un|world|ly [ʌnˈwə:ldli US ə:r ] adj 1.) not interested in money or possessions 2.) not having a lot of experience of life = ↑naive 3.) unusual and having qualities that do not seem to belong to this world ▪ unworldly beauty …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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