this-worldliness
noun Date: 1887 interest in, concern with, or devotion to things of this world especially as opposed to a future stage of existence (as after death)

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • this-worldliness — this worldly, adj. /dhis werrld lee nis/, n. concern or preoccupation with worldly things and values. [1870 75] * * * …   Universalium

  • this-worldliness — this world·li·ness …   English syllables

  • this-worldliness — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: this worldly + ness : interest in, concern with, or devotion to things of this world * * * this worldly, adj. /dhis werrld lee nis/, n. concern or preoccupation with worldly things and values. [1870 75] …   Useful english dictionary

  • this-worldly — [this′wʉrld′lē] adj. distinguished by or relating to material or earthly concerns; not spiritual or concerned with life in a future or imaginary world [this worldly obligations] this worldliness n. * * * …   Universalium

  • this-worldly — [this′wʉrld′lē] adj. distinguished by or relating to material or earthly concerns; not spiritual or concerned with life in a future or imaginary world [this worldly obligations] this worldliness n …   English World dictionary

  • this-world|li|ness — «THIHS WURLD lee nihs», noun. devotion to the things of this world: »She speaks of four modern revolutions of equality, of this worldliness, of rising birth rates, and of driving scientific change (Atlantic) …   Useful english dictionary

  • this-worldly — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adjective Etymology: this world + ly : characterized by or manifesting this worldliness the struggle between this worldly and otherworldly values George Orwell …   Useful english dictionary

  • this-worldly — adjective Date: 1883 characterized by or manifesting this worldliness …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Worldliness — World li*ness, n. The quality of being worldly; a predominant passion for obtaining the good things of this life; covetousness; addictedness to gain and temporal enjoyments; worldly mindedness. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Übermensch — The title of this article contains the character Ü. Where it is unavailable or not desired, the name may be represented as Uebermensch. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche The Übermensch (German for Overman, Overhuman, Above Human, Superman ; German… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”