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

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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,, "The Great Lakes could be on the ‘edge of an invasion’ by a little-discussed species of Asian carp," 21 June 2019 At the same time, Ailes’s ceaseless vulgarity and gluttonous addiction to power are certainly and horrifically watchable. Hank Stuever, Washington Post, "‘The Loudest Voice’ really sticks it to Roger Ailes, who is still dead and doesn’t care what anyone thinks," 13 June 2019 EvaDrop promises to slash gluttonous water usage in half—the average American uses 17 gallons during an 8-minute shower—without sacrificing pressure, unlike most feeble low-flow heads. Rachel Jacoby Zoldan, WSJ, "Smart Showers, Brainy Tubs: The Rise of the High-Tech Bathroom," 19 Sep. 2018 Never Ending Pasta Passes will once again be available for purchase this August 23, along with a new, even more gluttonous version that would be valid for an entire year. Michael Bartiromo, Fox News, "Olive Garden's Never Ending Pasta Passes are back, along with brand-new 'Annual' option," 21 Aug. 2018 To be fair, said detour was at the request of a gluttonous guest, but Patricia does not voice any objections before ordering a Burrito Supreme. Luzanne Otte, Town & Country, "A Day in the Life of Southern Charm's Patricia Altschul," 12 July 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,, "Don't skype me: How Microsoft turned consumers against a beloved brand," 14 May 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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