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
Recent Examples on the Web Alex: This is also an era of extreme gluttony in America. Jon Blistein, Rolling Stone, 3 Apr. 2024 The concept caught on, with Sin City becoming the historic home of an exuberant strain of gluttony. Lauren Collins, The New Yorker, 1 Apr. 2024 Part art, part passion, part gluttony, the Meat Cake Invitational was nothing if not a reminder that good experiences often come to those who don’t take life too seriously. The Indianapolis Star, 27 Feb. 2024 And here gluttony is justified, with depleted riders needing to fuel up on all that sensational food after burning thousands of calories on the road and in preparation for the following day’s outing. Ben Oliver, Robb Report, 24 Feb. 2024 On social media and blogs, influencers swipe at American gluttony and extol the virtues of a life with less carbon and clutter than the standard two-car suburb. Conor Dougherty, New York Times, 17 Feb. 2024 The murders in the film represent the seven deadly sins as defined by Christianity: gluttony, greed, sloth, lust, pride, envy, and wrath. Derek Scancarelli,, 18 Dec. 2023 Each cone represents one of the seven deadly sins: lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy, and pride. Fabiola Sánchez, The Christian Science Monitor, 23 Dec. 2023 Now, on to the glorious gluttony that has marked this day across the centuries. The Editors, Field & Stream, 23 Nov. 2023

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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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“Gluttony.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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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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