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earth·ly / ˈər[unvoicedth]lē/ • adj. 1. of or relating to the earth or human life on the earth: water is liquid at normal earthly temperatures. ∎  of or relating to humankind's material existence as distinct from a spiritual or heavenly one: all earthly happiness is but vanity.2. inf. used for emphasis: there was no earthly reason why she should not come too.