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Meaning of EARTHLY

Pronunciation:  urthlee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  of or belonging to or characteristic of this earth as distinguished from heaven; "earthly beings"; "believed that our earthly life is all that matters"; "earthly love"; "our earthly home"
 

EARTHLY is a 7 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: earthborn, earthbound, earthlike, mundane, sublunar, sublunary, temporal, terrene, terrestrial
 
 Antonyms: heavenly
 
 See Also: mortal, profane, worldly

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Earth"ly\, a.
    1. Pertaining to the earth; belonging to this world, or to
       man's existence on the earth; not heavenly or spiritual;
       carnal; worldly; as, earthly joys; earthly flowers;
       earthly praise.
    
             This earthly load Of death, called life. --Milton.
    
             Whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly
             things.                               --Phil. iii.
                                                   19.
    
    2. Of all things on earth; possible; conceivable.
    
             What earthly benefit can be the result? --Pope.
    
    3. Made of earth; earthy. [Obs.] --Holland.
    
    Syn: Gross; material; sordid; mean; base; vile; low;
         unsubstantial; temporary; corrupt; groveling.
    
    
  2. \Earth"ly\, adv.
    In the manner of the earth or its people; worldly.
    
          Took counsel from his guiding eyes To make this wisdom
          earthly wise.                            --Emerson.
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: base, bodily, carnal, carnal-minded, conceivable, corporal, corporeal, earth, earthbound, earthy, feasible, fleshly, fluvioterrestrial, geophilous, human, hylic, imaginable, likely, material, materialistic, materiate, mortal, mundane, natural, nonspiritual, Philistine, physical, possible, potential, profane, secular, sensual, somatic, subastral, sublunar, substantial, tellurian, telluric, temporal, terraqueous, terrene, terrestrial, unspiritual, worldly
 

 

 

 

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