adjective, earth·li·er, earth·li·est.

  1. of or relating to the earth, especially as opposed to heaven; worldly.
  2. possible or conceivable: an invention of no earthly use to anyone.

adjective -lier or -liest

  1. of or characteristic of the earth as opposed to heaven; material or materialistic; worldly
  2. (usually used with a negative) informal conceivable or possible; feasible (in such phrases as not an earthly (chance), etc)

Old English eorþlic “earthly, worldly;” see earth + -ly (1).

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