Definition of worldview in US English:


(also world view)


  • A particular philosophy of life or conception of the world.

    ‘I have broadened my worldview by experiencing a whole new culture’
    • ‘This type is in quest for a comprehensive view, the world picture, the big answers to the big questions.’
    • ‘Labour have been severely punished for the social and economic policies that lie at the very core of their world view.’
    • ‘I realise I'm wrong about both of these people, I just can't bring myself to embrace their world view.’
    • ‘The fact that she cannot comprehend this says more about her world view than ours.’
    • ‘No, I'm watching the mind at work, moving fluidly between ideas before weaving them into a cohesive world view.’
    • ‘The idea of reticence or modesty played little part in their world view.’
    • ‘Impose your world view on others because you don't like the world view being imposed by those others.’
    • ‘You tend to take every new idea in, and meld it with your world view.’
    • ‘In the following weeks, I came to realise that I had to reassess my world view.’
    • ‘Behind this need to retaliate is the damage to our world view.’
    • ‘Was it the man himself or someone else with a bigger world view?’
    • ‘Therefore, the researcher is limited in the degree to which he or she can genuinely adopt the world view of the people being studied.’
    • ‘It has a broad world view, but with a healthy North-West England bias.’
    • ‘Their world view was the most unpleasant ever conceived by man.’
    • ‘Apart from being completely unscientific and unsupported this whole line betrays a world view of utter despair.’
    • ‘I refer to the far greater and more sweeping drama in which we are all caught up and which will profoundly affect our world view in the years ahead.’
    • ‘Eco argues passionately for a world view that is tolerant of those who are different, as we all ultimately are.’
    • ‘The scientific perspective is a profoundly kinetic view of the world, a world view predisposed to change.’
    • ‘He argued that the journalists have a particular world view that can't be shaken up.’
    • ‘I feel like my world view will not sustain itself and I may implode.’
    beliefs, credo, faith, convictions, ideology, ideas, thinking, notions, theories, doctrine, tenets, values, principles, ethics, attitude, line, view, viewpoint, outlook, world view, school of thought
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