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gluttony

[ gluht-n-ee ]

noun

  1. excessive eating and drinking.

    Synonyms: voracity, intemperance



gluttony

/ ˈɡlʌtənɪ /

noun

  1. the act or practice of eating to excess


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Word History and Origins

Origin of gluttony1

First recorded in 1175–1225; Middle English glotonie, glutonie, from Old French glotonie; equivalent to glutton 1 + -y 3

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Example Sentences

A version of the show — seven 10-minute sketches, each by a different playwright, occasioned by the sins of Gluttony, Pride, Lust, Wrath, Envy, Sloth and Greed, was first produced by Miami New Drama.

In Islamic teaching, Muslims are instructed to break their fasts with humble portions of food, motivating those who fast to avoid gluttony.

From Eater

Like Wolfe’s New York in 1987’s “The Bonfire of the Vanities” and his Atlanta in 1998’s “A Man in Full,” Diofebi’s Vegas is typical of civilizational rot, a city unsustainable in its gluttony.

We still retain the 27 November habit, through sheer gluttony more than anything else.

But with unlimited access to the luxurious sandwiches, piled high with glistening meat, a buttery apocalypse of gluttony unfolded.

The sheer size and length of the feast and our own gluttony had saved us from walking straight into an ambush.

Thanksgiving is about sloth and gluttony, as well as a dash of envy and greed.

Each January, we are reminded of the gluttony with which we enjoyed December.

Does a friend come and add to the gross character of such a man the unknown trait of disgusting gluttony?

Olaus is the first author who mentions this animal and from his prodigious gluttony he called him gulo.

Their appetites and gluttony were such that it is said one of them would eat as much as fifty ordinary persons.

I believe that spiritual sweetness and unselfishness will conquer the gross gluttony of to-day.

If Dugdale is to be credited, their gluttony exceeded that of any previous or succeeding age.

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