Antonyms of adj worldly

2 senses of worldly

Sense 1
worldly (vs. unworldly), secular, temporal -- (characteristic of or devoted to the temporal world as opposed to the spiritual world; "worldly goods and advancement"; "temporal possessions of the church")

unworldly (vs. worldly) -- (not concerned with the temporal world or swayed by mundane considerations; "was unworldly and did not greatly miss worldly rewards"- Sheldon Cheney)
        => anchoritic, eremitic, eremitical, hermitic, hermitical -- (characterized by ascetic solitude; "the eremitic element in the life of a religious colony"; "his hermitic existence")
        => cloistered, cloistral, conventual, monastic, monastical -- (of communal life sequestered from the world under religious vows)
        => spiritual, unearthly -- (concerned with or affecting the spirit or soul; "a spiritual approach to life"; "spiritual fulfillment"; "spiritual values"; "unearthly love")
        => unmercenary -- (not mercenary; not influenced by financial gains)

Sense 2
blase, worldly -- (very sophisticated especially because of surfeit; versed in the ways of the world; "the blase traveler refers to the ocean he has crossed as `the pond'"; "the benefits of his worldly wisdom")

INDIRECT (VIA sophisticated) -> naive, naif -- (marked by or showing unaffected simplicity and lack of guile or worldly experience; "a teenager's naive ignorance of life"; "the naive assumption that things can only get better"; "this naive simple creature with wide friendly eyes so eager to believe appearances")

Similarity of adj worldly

2 senses of worldly

Sense 1
worldly (vs. unworldly), secular, temporal -- (characteristic of or devoted to the temporal world as opposed to the spiritual world; "worldly goods and advancement"; "temporal possessions of the church")
       => economic -- (concerned with worldly necessities of life (especially money); "he wrote the book primarily for economic reasons"; "gave up the large house for economic reasons"; "in economic terms they are very privileged")
       => material -- (concerned with worldly rather than spiritual interests; "material possessions"; "material wealth"; "material comforts")
       => materialistic, mercenary, worldly-minded -- (marked by materialism)
       => mundane, terrestrial -- (concerned with the world or worldly matters; "mundane affairs"; "he developed an immense terrestrial practicality")
          Also See-> earthly#1; profane#2, secular#3; sophisticated#1

Sense 2
blase, worldly -- (very sophisticated especially because of surfeit; versed in the ways of the world; "the blase traveler refers to the ocean he has crossed as `the pond'"; "the benefits of his worldly wisdom")
       => sophisticated (vs. naive) -- (having or appealing to those having worldly knowledge and refinement and savoir-faire; "sophisticated young socialites"; "a sophisticated audience"; "a sophisticated lifestyle"; "a sophisticated book")

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