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  1. excessive eating and drinking.
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Origin of gluttony

1175–1225; Middle English glotonie, glutonie < Old French glotonie; see glutton1, -y3

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gormandizing, intemperance, voracity.
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Related Words for gluttony

thrill, enjoyment, joy, comfort, gratification, satisfaction, contentment, luxury, hobby, amusement, bliss, offense, immorality, violation, fault, wrong, evil, crime, lust, shortcoming

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British Dictionary definitions for gluttony


  1. the act or practice of eating to excess
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Word Origin and History for gluttony


c.1200, glutunie, from Old French glutonie, from gluton "glutton" (see glutton). Gluttonry recorded from late 12c.

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