glut·​tony | \ ˈglət-nē How to pronounce gluttony (audio) , ˈglə-tə-nē \
plural gluttonies

Definition of gluttony

1 : excess in eating or drinking
2 : greedy or excessive indulgence accused the nation of energy gluttony

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Examples of gluttony in a Sentence

the view that gluttony is a serious failure in self-discipline
Recent Examples on the Web The dark side spells opulence, conceit, and gluttony. Chip Bell, Forbes, 14 Apr. 2022 For example in a gallery devoted to varieties of realism, a ceramic sculpture of cupcakes by Cleveland artist Kristen Cliffel that riffs on gluttony and guilt is displayed next to a Pop Art relief sculpture of a teabag by Oldenburg. Steven Litt, cleveland, 12 June 2022 Yet, after this gluttony of ’80s icons, Froud seemingly disappeared for many years; Nurse reveals how CGI gradually destroyed the art of the puppet and Froud’s disdain for the Hollywood scene. Longreads, 26 Apr. 2017 With the gluttony of injuries to guys like Jrue Holiday, Brook Lopez and Portis, and now the positive COVID-19 test to Khris Middleton, Nwora still has a long ways to go to figure out what that role will look like. Brian Sampson, Forbes, 3 Nov. 2021 The celebrated gala of gluttony returns this year after being canceled in 2020 and scaled back in 2021 amid the pandemic. Paul Stephen, San Antonio Express-News, 30 Mar. 2022 Icahn mentioned a company that had five floors of overpaid vice presidents doing nothing much, and Gekko mocked the same corporate gluttony. Kyle Smith, National Review, 3 Mar. 2022 Super Bowl Week is famous for its insatiable appetites, unabashed gluttony and wolfish overconsumption. Los Angeles Times, 8 Feb. 2022 The gluttony starts on Thanksgiving Day and continues through New Year’s Eve. Gregory Burnett, cleveland, 5 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of gluttony

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for gluttony

see glutton

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1 Aug 2022

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glut·​tony | \ ˈglə-tə-nē How to pronounce gluttony (audio) \
plural gluttonies

Kids Definition of gluttony

: the act or habit of eating or drinking too much

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