AskDefine | Define worldling

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Worldling \World"ling\, [World + -ling.] A person whose soul is set upon gaining temporal possessions; one devoted to this world and its enjoyments. [1913 Webster] A foutre for the world and worldlings base. --Shak. [1913 Webster] If we consider the expectations of futurity, the worldling gives up the argument. --Rogers. [1913 Webster] And worldlings blot the temple's gold. --Keble. [1913 Webster]

English

Etymology

world + -ling

Noun

  1. a mundane person, preoccupied with worldly matters rather then spiritual affairs

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