Part of speech: noun

One who lives merely for this world.

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Usage examples "worldling":

  1. He is a thorough worldling, to whom anything smacking of the precisian in morals is as offensive as anything of a Romantic tone in literature; he smells a Lollard without fail, and turns up his nose at an old- fashioned ballad or a string of tragic instances as out of date or tedious. - "Chaucer", Adolphus William Ward.
  2. She took a fancy to me- which was odd, wasn't it, when I'm such a worldling? - "Lady Rose's Daughter", Mrs. Humphry Ward.
  3. Ask Mr. Drummond what he thinks of me; but I never could endure a good young man- especially that delicious compound of the worldling and the saint- like the Reverend Archibald. - "Not Like Other Girls", Rosa N. Carey.