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gulosity

[gyoo-los-i-tee]
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noun
  1. gluttony or greediness.

Origin of gulosity

1490–1500; < Late Latin gulōsitās, equivalent to Latin gulōs(us) (gul(a) throat, appetite + -ōsus -ose1) + itās -ity
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Historical Examples

  • This gulosity, which Clemens Alexandrinus calleth the throat devil, and the belly devil is the first cause.

    A Christian Directory (Volume 1 of 4)

    Richard Baxter

  • Gulosity is the general nature of it: excess is the matter: depravation of reason is its special form.

  • Think how thou consumest the creatures of God, that are given for service, and not for gulosity and luxury.


British Dictionary definitions for gulosity

gulosity

noun
  1. archaic greed or gluttony

Word Origin

C16: from Late Latin gulōsitās, from Latin gulōsus gluttonous, from gula gullet
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