glut·​tony ˈglə-tə-nē How to pronounce gluttony (audio)
plural gluttonies
: excess in eating or drinking
: greedy or excessive indulgence
accused the nation of energy gluttony

Examples of gluttony in a Sentence

the view that gluttony is a serious failure in self-discipline
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Word History


see glutton

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of gluttony was in the 13th century

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Cite this Entry

“Gluttony.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

Kids Definition


glut·​tony ˈglət-nē How to pronounce gluttony (audio)
plural gluttonies
: the act or habit of eating or drinking too much

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