1. the quality or character of being intellectually sophisticated and worldly through cultivation or experience or disillusionment
Ant: ↑naivete (for: ↑sophistication)
Derivationally related forms: ↑mundane (for: ↑mundaneness), ↑worldly, ↑sophisticate (for: ↑sophistication)
Hypernyms: ↑quality
2. concern with worldly affairs to the neglect of spiritual needs

he disliked the worldliness of many bishops around him

Ant: ↑otherworldliness
Derivationally related forms: ↑worldly
Hypernyms: ↑outwardness, ↑externality

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