[ gluht-n-uhs ]
See synonyms for: gluttonousgluttonousness on

  1. tending to eat and drink excessively; voracious.

  2. greedy; insatiable.

Origin of gluttonous

First recorded in 1300–50; Middle English; glutton1 + -ous

Other words from gluttonous

  • glut·ton·ous·ly, adverb
  • glut·ton·ous·ness, noun
  • un·glut·ton·ous, adjective

Words that may be confused with gluttonous

Words Nearby gluttonous Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use gluttonous in a sentence

  • "Stewed eels make a nice supper," interrupted Tweasle with gluttonous simplicity.

  • He became, frankly and palpably gluttonous, stamping and whinnying for his food and bolting it ravenously when he got it.

    Servants of the Guns | Jeffery E. Jeffery
  • The bug is not a gluttonous insect, always bloodthirsty; on the contrary, its sobriety is remarkable.

    The Insect World | Louis Figuier
  • The Son of man came eating and drinking, and ye say, Behold a man gluttonous and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners.

    Westminster Sermons | Charles Kingsley