gluttonous

adjective
glut·​ton·​ous | \ ˈglət-nəs How to pronounce gluttonous (audio) , 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
Recent Examples on the Web But the restaurant chain, known for its eponymous cheesecakes and other gluttonous comfort food, hopes to be a popular destination for hungry Black Friday shoppers. Paul R. La Monica, CNN, "Cheesecake Factory looks to hungry holiday shoppers to boost earnings," 26 Nov. 2019 Macrophages are gluttonous cells that recognize invaders and engulf them for destruction. Ilana Yurkiewicz, Smithsonian, "The Possibilities and Risks of Genetically Altering Immune Cells to Fight Cancer," 26 Oct. 2019 To be fair, China’s 1.4bn people are being asked to show a self-restraint unknown in the gluttonous West. The Economist, "The planet needs China to curb its appetite for meat," 17 Oct. 2019 In some places, 80% to 90% have been eaten by these gluttonous predators. Peter Fimrite, SFChronicle.com, "Oysters in peril as warming climate alters the water in their habitats," 8 Aug. 2019 The show is not a gluttonous riot, like last year’s. Brian T. Allen, National Review, "The Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition Takes a Traditional Turn," 13 July 2019 More: Lara Williams' 'Supper Club' is gluttonous, messy, nasty and loud — and unapologetic James Marion Sims (1813-1883) refined the speculum and is credited with making the first women’s hospital. Delfina V Barbiero, USA TODAY, "'Everything Below the Waist' tackles history, shortcomings of women's health care," 17 July 2019 Grayson Perry’s show last year was corpulent, even gluttonous. Brian T. Allen, National Review, "The Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition Takes a Traditional Turn," 13 July 2019 The gluttonous herbivore, imported to control unwanted vegetation and algae in private ponds and golf course water hazards, has been found in Lake Erie since the 1980s. Tony Briscoe, chicagotribune.com, "The Great Lakes could be on the ‘edge of an invasion’ by a little-discussed species of Asian carp," 21 June 2019

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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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The first known use of gluttonous was in the 14th century

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10 Dec 2019

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“Gluttonous.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gluttonous. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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