One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘his youth was being wasted on worldly and dissolute pursuits’
earthly, terrestrial, temporal, mundane, mortal, human, non-spiritual, unspiritual, material, materialistic, physical, tangible, carnal, fleshly, bodily, corporeal, gross, sensual, base, sordid, vile, profane
secular, lay, non-church, non-religious
rare sublunary, terrene, laic
2‘a charming worldly man’
sophisticated, experienced, worldly-wise, knowledgeable, knowing, aware, enlightened, shrewd, astute, perceptive, media-savvy, mature, seasoned, cosmopolitan, urbane, cultivated, cultured, unprovincial
informal having been around
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