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gluttonous

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of gluttonous

  1. having a huge appetite gluttonous customers had practically emptied the all-you-can-eat buffet Synonyms of gluttonous edacious, esurient, voracious, greedy, hoggish, piggish, rapacious, ravenous, swinishWords Related to gluttonous hearty, wolfish; devouring, gobbling, gorging, gormandizing, gulping; insatiable, unquenchable, unslakable; empty, famished, hungry, peckish [chiefly British], starved, starving; malnourished, underfed, undernourishedNear Antonyms of gluttonous content, full, glutted, sated, satiated, satisfied, stuffed

Synonym Discussion of gluttonous

voracious, gluttonous, ravenous, rapacious mean excessively greedy. voracious applies especially to habitual gorging with food or drink.
    • teenagers are often voracious eaters
gluttonous applies to one who delights in eating or acquiring things especially beyond the point of necessity or satiety.
    • an admiral who was gluttonous for glory
ravenous implies excessive hunger and suggests violent or grasping methods of dealing with food or with whatever satisfies an appetite.
    • a nation with a ravenous lust for territorial expansion
rapacious often suggests excessive and utterly selfish acquisitiveness or avarice.
    • rapacious developers indifferent to environmental concerns


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