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gourmand

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of gourmand

  1. 1 a person with refined tastes in food and wine a finicky gourmand who vacationed in Europe every year simply for the wine Synonyms of gourmand bon vivant, epicurean, gastronome, gastronomist, epicure, gourmetWords Related to gourmand connoisseur, dilettante; foodie; savorer; oenophile, turophileNear Antonyms of gourmand glutton, gorger, guzzler, hog, overeater, stuffer, swiller, trencherman

  2. 2 one who eats greedily or too much the kind of gourmand who swallows food without even pausing to taste it Synonyms of gourmand cormorant, gorger, gormandizer, glutton, hog, overeater, pig, stuffer, swillerWords Related to gourmand feaster, trencherman; muncher; guzzlerNear Antonyms of gourmand dieter, nibbler, picker

Synonym Discussion of gourmand

epicure, gourmet, gourmand, gastronome mean one who takes pleasure in eating and drinking. epicure implies fastidiousness and voluptuousness of taste. gourmet implies being a connoisseur in food and drink and the discriminating enjoyment of them. gourmand implies a hearty appetite for good food and drink, not without discernment, but with less than a gourmet's. gastronome implies that one has studied extensively the history and rituals of haute cuisine.

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