gluttonous

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

Definition of gluttonous 

: marked by or given to gluttony a gluttonous appetite

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Other words from gluttonous

gluttonously adverb
gluttonousness noun

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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

Examples of gluttonous in a Sentence

gluttonous customers had practically emptied the all-you-can-eat buffet

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If there was a plus-size character, they were depicted as lazy, gluttonous, bullies, or aggressive or were only utilized as the comedic relief or the best friend. Britney Young, Glamour, "Before GLOW, There Was Never a Character Who Truly Felt Like Me," 29 June 2018 What ensued was one of the most gluttonous team dinners in the history of sport. Tim Rohan, SI.com, "The Legend of Dez Bryant and the Most Expensive Team Dinner in History," 12 June 2018 The show’s steadfast heights are a rare achievement at a time of declining ratings and this gluttonous age of TV that, quite frankly, could benefit from a scientific formula to help viewers get a handle on all the TV shows vying for their attention. Yvonne Villarreal, latimes.com, "What the remarkable run of 'Big Bang Theory' means for Hollywood — and the show's cast and crew," 4 May 2018 On the Apple App Store and Google Play store, negative reviews of the smartphone app are piling up, citing everything from poor call quality to gluttonous battery demand. Dina Bass And Nate Lanxon, latimes.com, "Don't Skype me: How Microsoft turned users against its beloved video-chat program," 11 May 2018 And what about the ecological footprint of being a gluttonous omnivore? Vlad Savov, The Verge, "At I/O, Google showed its willingness to change and shape our lives," 9 May 2018 The sub-style sandos are huge, so a small will suffice for all but the most gluttonous diners. Nevin Martell, chicagotribune.com, "Where to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner in New Orleans," 26 Apr. 2018 Hungry, some would say gluttonous, Astros fans devoured 43,000 hot dogs at that game. Craig Hlavaty, Houston Chronicle, "Fun facts about Dollar Hot Dog Night at Minute Maid Park," 23 Apr. 2018 Even though cobras will eat anything, ranging from other snakes to birds or large rodents, apparently eight eggs was a bit too much for this gluttonous serpent. Fox News, "WARNING, GRAPHIC IMAGES: Greedy snake tries to eat 8 chicken eggs at once, fails miserably," 13 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of gluttonous

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gluttonous

see glutton

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