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Definition of "worldly-mindedness" [worldly-mindedness]

  • The state or character of being worldly-minded. (noun)

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "worldly-mindedness" in a sentence
  • "Some are specially addicted to pride, and others to worldly-mindedness; some to sensual desires, and others to frowardness or other evil passions."
  • "They are primarily chargeable to the greed, the selfishness, the cupidity, the worldly-mindedness which has found in science the tools to further its ends."
  • "Even while he was at work there were men who were more down-to-earth, more prepared just to hold their Aristotelianism neat; and perhaps a cer - tain worldly-mindedness made them a danger not only to an ecclesiastical system but also to religion itself."