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Like any traveler, I'm always looking for those experiences that are almost unique to any place, and watching films around Alaska of the skies in winter made me want to taste those unworldly showers of light in person.
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Meaning of "unworldly" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF UNWORLDLY

unworldly  [ʌnˈwɜːldlɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF UNWORLDLY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Unworldly is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES UNWORLDLY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of unworldly in the English dictionary

The first definition of unworldly in the dictionary is not concerned with material values or pursuits. Other definition of unworldly is lacking sophistication; naive. Unworldly is also not of this earth or world.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH UNWORLDLY


baldly
ˈbɔːldlɪ
boldly
ˈbəʊldlɪ
childly
ˈtʃaɪldlɪ
coldly
ˈkəʊldlɪ
cuckoldly
ˈkʌkəldlɪ
detailedly
ˈdiːteɪldlɪ
manifoldly
ˈmænɪˌfəʊldlɪ
mildly
ˈmaɪldlɪ
newfangledly
ˈnjuːˈfæŋɡəldlɪ
old-worldly
ˌəʊldˈwɜːldlɪ
otherworldly
ˌʌðəˈwɜːldlɪ
overboldly
ˌəʊvəˈbəʊldlɪ
puzzledly
ˈpʌzəldlɪ
ribaldly
ˈrɪbəldlɪ
troubledly
ˈtrʌbəldlɪ
unbridledly
ʌnˈbraɪdəldlɪ
untroubledly
ʌnˈtrʌbəldlɪ
unwieldly
ʌnˈwiːldlɪ
wildly
ˈwaɪldlɪ
worldly
ˈwɜːldlɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE UNWORLDLY

unwontedness
unwooded
unwooed
unworded
unwork
unworkability
unworkable
unworked
unworkmanlike
unworldliness
unwormed
unworn
unworried
unworshipful
unworshipped
unworth
unworthily
unworthiness
unworthy
unwound

WORDS THAT END LIKE UNWORLDLY

allegedly
badly
broadly
deadly
friendly
gladly
hardly
kindly
outwardly
proudly
rapidly
repeatedly
reportedly
sadly
secondly
supposedly
to put it mildly
undoubtedly
unexpectedly
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Synonyms and antonyms of unworldly in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «UNWORLDLY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «unworldly» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of unworldly

Translation of «unworldly» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF UNWORLDLY

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The translations of unworldly from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «unworldly» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

不谙世事
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

unworldly
570 millions of speakers

English

unworldly
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अलौकिक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ساذج
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

не от мира сего
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

irreal
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অসংসারিক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

céleste
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tanpa dunia
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

weltfremd
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

天上界の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

속세를 떠난
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ing alam donya
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

không có sự hiện hửu
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

unworldly
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

विनोदाने
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

manevi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

unworldly
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

nieziemski
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

не від світу цього
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

nelumesc
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

απόκοσμος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

wêreldvreemde
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

unworldly
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

unworldly
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of unworldly

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «UNWORLDLY»

The term «unworldly» is regularly used and occupies the 64.411 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «UNWORLDLY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about unworldly

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QUOTES WITH «UNWORLDLY»

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Pico Iyer
Like any traveler, I'm always looking for those experiences that are almost unique to any place, and watching films around Alaska of the skies in winter made me want to taste those unworldly showers of light in person.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «UNWORLDLY»

Discover the use of unworldly in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to unworldly and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Unworldly Wise: As the Owl Remarked to the Rabbit
Using the further pseudonym OOO, the author was obviously having some fun with this final book, which he wrote entirely as a dialog between a wise owl and a naïve rabbit.
Wei Wu Wei, 2004
2
Powerful Greek, Unworldly Wife: Harlequin Comics
Millie falls passionately in love with Greek banker Leandro, but soon after they get married she catches him having an affair with her own sister, Becca.
Sarah Morgan, 2014
3
Unworldly Secretary, Untamed Greek (Mills & Boon Modern)
Made over...to make love!
Kim Lawrence, 2010
4
Weeping Cross; An Unworldly Story
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed.
Henry Longan Stuart, 2012
5
Harmer John
Harmer John is a classic published in 1926 by Sir Hugh Walpole. Classified as an Unworldly Story, this book has been captivating audiences for generations. Expertly formatted with a linked table of contents.
Sir Hugh Walpole, 2012
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Unworldly Wise, as the Owl Remarked to the Rabbit
This book is about the surprise of the wisdom revealed by the familiar and unfamiliar animals.
‎1974
7
Hot Nights With The Greek/The Greek's Forced Bride/Powerful ...
The Greek’s Forced Bride by Michelle Reid Mistakenly thinking Natasha Moyles had been stealing from his company, billionaire Leo Christakis commands her to be at his beck and call — in and out of the bedroom.
Michelle Reid, Sarah Morgan, Natalie Rivers, 2013
8
The Life of the Neighborhood Playhouse on Grand Street
7. m. 1926-1927. The. Close. of. "The. Unworldly. Little. Theater". The thirteenth season of the Neighborhood Playhouse, 1926-27, would be its last under the auspices of the company formed in 1915 in association with the Henry Street ...
John P. Harrington, 2007
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Hot Nights with a Greek (Mills & Boon M&B): The Greek's ...
Hot Nights with a Gorgeous Greek The Greek’s Forced Bride Billionaire Leo is mistakenly convinced that Natasha’s a gold-digging harlot stealing from his company, so he commands Natasha to be at his beck and call.
Michelle Reid, Sarah Morgan, Natalie Rivers, 2012
10
Arendt, Augustine, and the New Beginning: The Action Theory ...
Thus, she writes about love,that it is unworldly “by its very nature,”and that “for that reason...itis not only apolitical but antipolitical, perhaps the most powerful of all antipolitical human forces.”200 For her evaluation of charity, on the other hand , ...
Stephan Kampowski, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «UNWORLDLY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term unworldly is used in the context of the following news items.
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Jeremy Paxman: HS2 is a 'grotesque waste of taxpayers' money'
He said the proposals were based on the “charmingly unworldly idea” that nobody works on trains and amounted to a “grotesque waste of taxpayers' money”. «Telegraph.co.uk, May 15»
2
Unworldly sights await Antarctica tourists
They trek snow-covered mountains, gasp at seals flopping along the coastline, ooh at penguins waddling along on the ice and marvel at humpback whales ... «Stuff.co.nz, May 15»
3
A predator amid the unworldly Amish
St. Johnsville. The countryside around this rural Montgomery County town is a patchwork of farms. Amish families quietly work their land, occupied by the same ... «Albany Times Union, Apr 15»
4
Creativity might be playful – but it's also work
The view that art is essentially unworldly and creativity is play has a long history, dating back to the Romantics in the 18th century. According to this view, ... «The Conversation AU, Jan 15»
5
Lionel Messi shows unworldly talent on Japanese TV show (Video)
It shows the unworldly skill that Lionel Messi possesses and what a rare talent he actually is. Lionel Messi is a freak of nature, and somewhere in Madrid, ... «FanSided, Jan 15»
6
'Ambassador' and 'Lowriders in Space'
Like a bad haircut, the word “alien” has affixed itself to the popular perception of what it means to be Latino in the United States. To the unworldly, the average ... «New York Times, Nov 14»
7
Listen to Sylvia Plath Read and Introduce "The Disquieting Muses"
These darker emotions may well put on the mask of quite unworldly things, such as ghosts or trolls or antique gods,” says Plath in the introduction. Listen below. «Paste Magazine, Oct 14»
8
Are Amazon's 'most trusted reviewers' evangelical, unworldly ... and …
She dismisses them as overwhelmingly "evangelical" and "unworldly." At the very least, she writes, these trusted reviewers "do not sound in the least like ... «The Oregonian - OregonLive.com, Oct 14»
9
Abdul-Rahman Kassig: US hostage now 'a very dedicated Muslim'
Abdul-Rahman Kassig, 26, always cut a slightly unworldly figure on the Turkish-Syrian border: open, honest, slightly intense, beguiled by Syria's uprising and ... «BBC News, Oct 14»
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Alonzo King's Ballet Beast: Unworldly Movements Take the Stage
The artists work together, taking movements that start out balletic, and transforming them into something unworldly. "He wants us to take phrases and tweak them ... «SF Weekly, May 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Unworldly [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/unworldly>. Aug 2019 ».
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