otherworldly otherworldly adj. 1. existing outside of or not in accordance with nature.

Syn: nonnatural, preternatural, transcendental. [WordNet 1.5

2. Not worldly; preparing for or concerned primarily with the afterlife; -- of people. [WordNet 1.5

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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