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gluttonous

[gluht-n-uh s]
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adjective
  1. tending to eat and drink excessively; voracious.
  2. greedy; insatiable.
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Origin of gluttonous

Middle English word dating back to 1300–50; see origin at glutton1, -ous
Related formsglut·ton·ous·ly, adverbglut·ton·ous·ness, nounun·glut·ton·ous, adjective
Can be confusedglutenous glutinous gluttonous
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Examples from the Web for gluttonously

Historical Examples

  • The birds of prey were gluttonously filled with lifeless limbs.

    The Norwegian account of Haco's expedition against Scotland, A.D. MCCLXIII.

    Sturla rarson

  • 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

gluttonous

adj.

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

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