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2 definitions found
 for worldliness
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Worldliness \World"li*ness\, n.
     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.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  worldliness
      n 1: the quality or character of being intellectually
           sophisticated and worldly through cultivation or experience
           or disillusionment [syn: sophistication, worldliness,
           mundaneness, mundanity] [ant: naiveness, naivete,
           naivety]
      2: concern with worldly affairs to the neglect of spiritual
         needs; "he disliked the worldliness of many bishops around
         him" [ant: otherworldliness, spiritism, spiritualism,
         spirituality]

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