gluttonous

[ gluht-n-uh s ]
/ ˈglʌt n əs /

adjective

tending to eat and drink excessively; voracious.
greedy; insatiable.

Nearby words

  1. glutitis,
  2. glutose,
  3. glutton,
  4. glutton for punishment,
  5. gluttonize,
  6. gluttony,
  7. gly,
  8. glyburide,
  9. glyc-,
  10. glyc.

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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Word Origin and History for gluttonous

gluttonous

adj.

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

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