Mundanely
Mundane Mun"dane, a. [L. mundanus, fr. mundus the world, an implement, toilet adornments, or dress; cf. mundus, a., clean, neat, Skr. ma[.n][dsdot] to adorn, dress, ma[.n][dsdot]a adornment. Cf. {Monde}, {Mound} in heraldry.] 1. Of or pertaining to the world; worldly, as contrasted with {heavenly}; earthly; terrestrial; as, the mundane sphere; mundane concerns. -- {Mun"dane*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

The defilement of mundane passions. --I. Taylor. [1913 Webster]

2. Commonplace; ordinary; banal. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • mundanely — adverb 1. in a worldly manner terrestrially changeable • Syn: ↑terrestrially • Derived from adjective: ↑terrestrial (for: ↑terrestrially), ↑mundane 2. i …   Useful english dictionary

  • mundanely — mundane ► ADJECTIVE 1) lacking interest or excitement. 2) of this earthly world rather than a heavenly or spiritual one. DERIVATIVES mundanely adverb mundaneness noun mundanity noun. ORIGIN from Latin mundus world …   English terms dictionary

  • mundanely — adverb see mundane …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • mundanely — See mundane. * * * …   Universalium

  • mundanely — adverb a) in a mundane manner b) in a worldly manner …   Wiktionary

  • mundanely — mÊŒn deɪnlɪ adv. in worldly manner; in practical way; in an ordinary manner; routinely …   English contemporary dictionary

  • mundanely — mun·dane·ly …   English syllables

  • mundanely — See: mundane …   English dictionary

  • mundanely adv — Another work week begins, said Tom mundanely …   English expressions

  • mundane — mundanely, adv. mundaneness, n. /mun dayn , mun dayn/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to this world or earth as contrasted with heaven; worldly; earthly: mundane affairs. 2. common; ordinary; banal; unimaginative. 3. of or pertaining to the world,… …   Universalium

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