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gluttonous

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

Definition of gluttonous

  1. :  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>



14th Century

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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