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Definition of "unworldly" []

  • Not of this world; spiritual. (adjective)
  • Concerned with matters of the spirit or soul. (adjective)
  • Not wise to the ways of the world; naive: "This now is the story of an unworldly young scientist” ( John Simon). (adjective)
  • Not concerned with material values or pursuits (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Lacking sophistication; naive (adjective)
  • Not of this earth or world (adjective)

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Use "unworldly" in a sentence
  • "I suppose you don't conduct business on what you call unworldly principles."
  • "I suppose you don't principles. business on what you call unworldly principles."
  • "Careful about vocabulary. 'unworldly' means 'innocent' or 'naive', not 'unearthly' or 'otherworldly', which is what I think you intended to convey."