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gluttonous

[gluht-n-uh s] /ˈglʌt n əs/
adjective
1.
tending to eat and drink excessively; voracious.
2.
greedy; insatiable.
Origin of gluttonous
1300-1350
Middle English word dating back to 1300-50; See origin at glutton1, -ous
Related forms
gluttonously, adverb
gluttonousness, noun
ungluttonous, adjective
Can be confused
glutenous, glutinous, gluttonous.
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  • There was a gluttonous look on every face whenever it was mentioned.

    L'Assommoir Emile Zola
  • Arcolano hesitated, and his gluttonous mouth quivered and twitched.

    The Strolling Saint Raphael Sabatini
  • When at last his gluttonous appetite was satisfied he called for another pie.

    Bloom of Cactus Robert Ames Bennet
  • Yet it must not be supposed that the company was gluttonous or greedy.

    Red Rooney R.M. Ballantyne
  • This gluttonous appetite, they say, is occasioned by the cold.

    The Great Company

    Beckles Willson
  • He had a most gluttonous appetite for books, and read everything, old and new.

  • The gluttonous army of the lean threw themselves on the children.

    The Insect Jules Michelet
  • King Dodon, lazy and gluttonous, is oppressed by the cares of state.

Word Origin and History for gluttonous
adj.

mid-14c.; see glutton + -ous. Related: Gluttonously.

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