worldliness

Your worldliness means that you've had enough experience, through travel and meeting different kinds of people, that you understand the way the world works.

Use the noun worldliness to talk about a person's awareness of and connection with the larger world. It implies a certain amount of style and poise as well, a graceful, knowing way of moving through the world. As a child, you might admire your older cousin's worldliness as she travels across Asia. The adjective worldly comes from the Old English woruldlic, which combines woruld, "human affairs or the world" and gelic, "like or similar."

Primary Meanings of worldliness

1.
n
the quality or character of being intellectually sophisticated and worldly through cultivation or experience or disillusionment
2.
n
concern with worldly affairs to the neglect of spiritual needs
Full Definitions of worldliness
1

n the quality or character of being intellectually sophisticated and worldly through cultivation or experience or disillusionment

Synonyms:
mundaneness, mundanity, sophistication
Antonyms:
naiveness, naivete, naivety
lack of sophistication or worldliness
Type of:
quality
an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone
2

n concern with worldly affairs to the neglect of spiritual needs

“he disliked the worldliness of many bishops around him”
Antonyms:
otherworldliness, spiritism, spiritualism, spirituality
concern with things of the spirit
Type of:
externality, outwardness
the quality or state of being outside or directed toward or relating to the outside or exterior

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