Worldling
Worldling World"ling, [World + -ling.] A person whose soul is set upon gaining temporal possessions; one devoted to this world and its enjoyments. [1913 Webster]

A foutre for the world and worldlings base. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

If we consider the expectations of futurity, the worldling gives up the argument. --Rogers. [1913 Webster]

And worldlings blot the temple's gold. --Keble. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • worldling — [wʉrldliŋ] n. a worldly person …   English World dictionary

  • worldling — noun Date: 1549 a person engrossed in the concerns of this present world …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • worldling — /werrld ling/, n. a person devoted to the interests and pleasures of this world; a worldly person. [1540 50; WORLD + LING1] * * * …   Universalium

  • worldling — noun a mundane person, preoccupied with worldly matters rather then spiritual affairs …   Wiktionary

  • worldling — world·ling || wÉœrldlɪŋ / wɜː n. person who lives his life in this world …   English contemporary dictionary

  • worldling — noun a worldly person …   English new terms dictionary

  • worldling — world·ling …   English syllables

  • worldling — world•ling [[t]ˈwɜrld lɪŋ[/t]] n. a person devoted to the interests and pleasures of this world; worldly person • Etymology: 1540–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • worldling — /ˈwɜldlɪŋ / (say werldling) noun someone devoted to the interests and pleasures of this world; a worldly person. {world + ling1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • worldling — n. a worldly person …   Useful english dictionary

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