adjective glut·ton·ous \ˈglət-nəs, ˈglə-tə-nəs\

Definition of GLUTTONOUS

:  marked by or given to gluttony <a gluttonous appetite>
glut·ton·ous·ly adverb
glut·ton·ous·ness noun

Examples of GLUTTONOUS

  1. <gluttonous customers had practically emptied the all-you-can-eat buffet>

First Known Use of GLUTTONOUS

14th century

Synonym Discussion of GLUTTONOUS

voracious, gluttonous, ravenous, rapacious mean excessively greedy. voracious applies especially to habitual gorging with food or drink <teenagers are often voracious eaters>. gluttonous applies to one who delights in eating or acquiring things especially beyond the point of necessity or satiety <an admiral who was gluttonous for glory>. ravenous implies excessive hunger and suggests violent or grasping methods of dealing with food or with whatever satisfies an appetite <a nation with a ravenous lust for territorial expansion>. rapacious often suggests excessive and utterly selfish acquisitiveness or avarice <rapacious developers indifferent to environmental concerns>.


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