gluttony

noun
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 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, chicagotribune.com, "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, EW.com, "Return of the Jedi," 6 Nov. 2019 The British troupe’s sketches include gluttony, birth control and total insignificance. Los Angeles Times, "Movies on TV for Oct. 6-12: ‘Throne of Blood’ and more," 4 Oct. 2019 For those a bit rusty, those sins would be: lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy and pride. Eric J. Lyman, Fortune, "Here’s What Happened When Reid Hoffman and Other Tech Bigwigs Went to the Vatican to Talk Morality," 26 Sep. 2019 The ensuing gluttony was difficult for restaurants to manage and resulted in a lot of wasted food. New York Times, "India’s Restaurants Rebel Against Food Delivery Apps," 29 Aug. 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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The first known use of gluttony was in the 13th century

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9 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Gluttony.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gluttony. Accessed 26 January 2020.

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gluttony

noun
How to pronounce gluttony (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of gluttony

: the act or habit of eating or drinking too much

gluttony

noun
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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