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worldly interests

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  • Worldly-minded — World ly mind ed, a. Devoted to worldly interests; mindful of the affairs of the present life, and forgetful of those of the future; loving and pursuing this world s goods, to the exclusion of piety and attention to spiritual concerns. {World… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • worldly-minded — adjective Date: 1579 devoted to or engrossed in worldly interests • worldly mindedness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • worldly-minded — worldly mindedness, n. /werrld lee muyn did/, adj. having or showing devotion to the affairs and interests of this world. [1595 1605] * * * …   Universalium

  • worldly — adj. (worldlier, worldliest) 1 temporal or earthly (worldly goods). 2 engrossed in temporal affairs, esp. the pursuit of wealth and pleasure. Phrases and idioms: worldly minded intent on worldly things. worldly wisdom prudence as regards one s… …   Useful english dictionary

  • worldly — worldliness, n. /werrld lee/, adj., worldlier, worldliest, adv. adj. 1. of or pertaining to this world as contrasted with heaven, spiritual life, etc.; earthly; mundane. 2. experienced; knowing; sophisticated: the benefits of his worldly wisdom.… …   Universalium

  • worldly-minded — /wɜldli ˈmaɪndəd/ (say werldlee muynduhd) adjective having or showing a worldly mind, or devotion to the affairs and interests of this world. –worldly mindedly, adverb –worldly mindedness, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • worldly — /ˈwɜldli / (say werldlee) adjective (worldlier, worldliest) 1. earthly or mundane (opposed to heavenly, spiritual, etc.). 2. devoted to, directed towards, or connected with the affairs, interests, or pleasures of this world. 3. secular (opposed… …   Australian English dictionary

  • worldly-minded — world′ly mind′ed adj. having or showing devotion to the affairs and interests of this world • Etymology: 1595–1605 world′ly mind′ed•ness, n …   From formal English to slang

  • Worldlymindedness — Worldly minded World ly mind ed, a. Devoted to worldly interests; mindful of the affairs of the present life, and forgetful of those of the future; loving and pursuing this world s goods, to the exclusion of piety and attention to spiritual… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hinduism — /hin dooh iz euhm/, n. the common religion of India, based upon the religion of the original Aryan settlers as expounded and evolved in the Vedas, the Upanishads, the Bhagavad Gita, etc., having an extremely diversified character with many… …   Universalium

  • political philosophy — Branch of philosophy that analyzes the state and related concepts such as political obligation, law, social justice, and constitution. The first major work of political philosophy in the Western tradition was Plato s Republic. Aristotle s… …   Universalium