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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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Related Words

covetous, greedy, gross, insatiable, omnivorous, prodigious, rapacious, ravenous, edacious, hoggish, piggish, gorging, piggy, ravening, unquenchable, wolfish

Examples from the Web for gluttonous

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  • There was a gluttonous look on every face whenever it was mentioned.

    L'Assommoir

    Emile Zola

  • Arcolano hesitated, and his gluttonous mouth quivered and twitched.

    The Strolling Saint

    Raphael Sabatini

  • When at last his gluttonous appetite was satisfied he called for another pie.

    Bloom of Cactus

    Robert Ames Bennet

  • Yet it must not be supposed that the company was gluttonous or greedy.

    Red Rooney

    R.M. Ballantyne

  • This gluttonous appetite, they say, is occasioned by the cold.

    The Great Company

    Beckles Willson


Word Origin and History for gluttonous

adj.

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

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