worldliness

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English worldlynesse, equivalent to worldly +‎ -ness. Compare West Frisian wrâldlikens (worldliness), German Weltlichkeit (worldliness), Swedish världslighet (worldliness).

NounEdit

worldliness (countable and uncountable, plural worldlinesses)

  1. The quality of being worldly; familiarity with the ways of the world.

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