[gluht-n-uh s]


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

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for gluttonously

Historical Examples of gluttonously

  • The birds of prey were gluttonously filled with lifeless limbs.

  • Had she not gluttonously longed for more of the delectable marmalade made by the aged Sanchita?

  • Emma devoured them, gluttonously and absorbed their precepts as the human system absorbs alcohol fumes.


    Albert Payson Terhune

  • She still ate, gluttonously devouring this bread thus moistened by her tears, and breathing very hard all the while.


    Emile Zola

  • He saved the three sous his coffee and brandy cost him, and gluttonously swallowed the excellent tea prepared by Madame Raquin.

    Therese Raquin

    Emile Zola

Word Origin and History for gluttonously



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper