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[gluht-n-uh s] /ˈglʌt n əs/
tending to eat and drink excessively; voracious.
greedy; insatiable.
Origin of gluttonous
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. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for gluttonously
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  • The birds of prey were gluttonously filled with lifeless limbs.

  • Had she not gluttonously longed for more of the delectable marmalade made by the aged Sanchita?

  • Emma devoured them, gluttonously and absorbed their precepts as the human system absorbs alcohol fumes.

    Superwomen Albert Payson Terhune
  • She still ate, gluttonously devouring this bread thus moistened by her tears, and breathing very hard all the while.

    L'Assommoir Emile Zola
  • He saved the three sous his coffee and brandy cost him, and gluttonously swallowed the excellent tea prepared by Madame Raquin.

    Therese Raquin Emile Zola
Word Origin and History for gluttonously



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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