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[gluht-n-ee] /ˈglʌt n i/
excessive eating and drinking.
Origin of gluttony
1175-1225; Middle English glotonie, glutonie < Old French glotonie; see glutton1, -y3
gormandizing, intemperance, voracity. Unabridged
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  • They were much given to gluttony and drinking; and there was an unthinkable amount of scandal and backbiting and jealousy.

    Samuel the Seeker Upton Sinclair
  • It will be less embarrassing if there is no witness of my gluttony.

    A Mating in the Wilds Ottwell Binns
  • gluttony, it has been written—and with wisdom—deserves nothing but praise and encouragement.

    The Feasts of Autolycus Elizabeth Robins Pennell
  • Nevertheless, the chevalier frowned, rather from pride than gluttony.

  • How many do gluttony and sloth tumble into an untimely grave!

  • Mental culture is not fostered by gluttony, but gluttony is indulged in at the expense of mental culture.

    No Animal Food Rupert H. Wheldon
British Dictionary definitions for gluttony


the act or practice of eating to excess
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for gluttony

c.1200, glutunie, from Old French glutonie, from gluton "glutton" (see glutton). Gluttonry recorded from late 12c.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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