Definition of world-like in US English:

world-like

adjective

  • That resembles the world; belonging to or characteristic of this world; worldly, earthly, mundane.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas Rogers (c1553–1616), religious controversialist and Church of England clergyman. From world + -like.

Pronunciation

world-like

/ˈwəːldlʌɪk/