gluttony

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noun glut·tony \ˈglət-nē, ˈglə-tə-nē\

Definition of gluttony

plural

gluttonies

  1. 1 :  excess in eating or drinking

  2. 2 :  greedy or excessive indulgence accused the nation of energy gluttony

Examples of gluttony in a sentence

  1. the view that gluttony is a serious failure in self-discipline

Origin and Etymology of gluttony

see glutton


First Known Use: 13th century


GLUTTONY Defined for English Language Learners

gluttony

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noun glut·tony \ˈglət-nē, ˈglə-tə-nē\

Definition of gluttony for English Language Learners

  • : the act or habit of eating or drinking too much


GLUTTONY Defined for Kids

gluttony

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noun glut·tony \ˈglə-tə-nē\

Definition of gluttony for Students

plural

gluttonies

  1. :  the act or habit of eating or drinking too much



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