[ UK /ʌnwˈɜːldli/ ]
  1. not concerned with the temporal world or swayed by mundane considerations
    was unworldly and did not greatly miss worldly rewards
  2. not wise in the ways of the world
    this helplessly unworldly woman
    either too unsophisticated or too honest to promise more than he could deliver
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How To Use unworldly In A Sentence

  • Thunder rattled the windows and lightning gave an eerie and unworldly light to halls.
  • With a single drawn-out look of longing, Cserhalmi conveys an unworldly tenderness with his deeply penetrating eyes.
  • For some reason now obscure to him, he'd thought it an impractical study, suited only to unworldly dreamers. THE CURSE OF CHALION
  • There is also a homely, unworldly duo, Mitch and Mickey, played by Catherine O'Hara and Levy: a pair deeply traumatised by their unspoken, unconsummated love for each other.
  • What came out of their mouths were words to the effect that ‘white trash’ referred to those white individuals who were stupid, unsophisticated, ignorant, poor, and perhaps unworldly.
  • Far from the stereotypical businessman exploiting unworldly people, he had a refined appreciation for both silk production and the Thai way of life.
  • His eldest son is a simple, unworldly soldier, who has lived most of his life in India.
  • She nodded seriously over her serviceable, unworldly brown collarette. Missy
  • Donald was ingenuous and unworldly.
  • I lack the patience to carefully examine a fan coral for pygmy seahorses no bigger than my little fingernail, but there's enough of the big and dramatic to keep me astonished: the orb-like shimmering jellyfish, the wrasses, turtles and mantas, the epaulette sharks that "walk" on their fins, the unworldly-appearing frogfish or the schools of silver barracuda. Dive Time
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