gluttonous

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

Definition of gluttonous

:marked by or given to gluttony
  • a gluttonous appetite

gluttonously

adverb

gluttonousness

noun

Examples of gluttonous in a Sentence

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

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Origin and Etymology of gluttonous

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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