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 Usually what follows the ceremony is a general bout of gluttony with massive, multi-cuisine buffets. Manavi Kapur, Quartz India, "Priest on Zoom, borrowed clothes, makeup tutorials: An Indian Covid-19 wedding," 6 May 2020 Five years ago, under the leadership of Jennifer Sampson, Dallas became the first United Way to join forces with GivingTuesday, the global day of philanthropy intended to make up for Cyber Monday’s shopping gluttony. Cheryl Hall, Dallas News, "Charlotte Jones’ call to action: Giving Tuesday Now means spreading hope," 3 May 2020 Even gluttony can be spun as anodyne, a form of self-care. Carrie Battan, The New Yorker, "The Service That Makes Shame a Productivity Hack," 2 Dec. 2019 Anyway, there are several contenders actively vying for the privilege, including Wilson and Corden, each of whom offers up some pretty funny tunes and slapstick celebrating the joys of feline gluttony and fireside sloth. Chuck Yarborough, cleveland, "‘Cats,’ with Judi Dench, Taylor Swift and ballerina Francesca Hayward, could be the pick of the litter for musicals," 18 Dec. 2019 Cruelly, my body and psyche wanted only more gluttony. Mathina Calliope, Longreads, "The Backcountry Prescription Experiment," 3 Dec. 2019 Eight weeks of gluttony and inactivity had more than reversed any leaning out the trail had provided. Mathina Calliope, Longreads, "The Backcountry Prescription Experiment," 3 Dec. 2019 Thanksgiving is a day of gluttony, but somehow everyone at the table manages to stop themselves from gorging on the turkey and sides just enough to leave room for dessert. Samantha Nelson,, "Where to grab your Thanksgiving pies in Chicago, before it’s too late," 14 Nov. 2019 His lust is gluttony, and Return of the Jedi is weird enough to score his slothful malevolence to a musical number. Darren Franich,, "Return of the Jedi," 6 Nov. 2019

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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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14 May 2020

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“Gluttony.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of gluttony

: the act or habit of eating or drinking too much


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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