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  1. gluttony or greediness.
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Origin of gulosity

1490–1500; < Late Latin gulōsitās, equivalent to Latin gulōs(us) (gul(a) throat, appetite + -ōsus -ose1) + itās -ity
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Historical Examples of gulosity

  • This gulosity, which Clemens Alexandrinus calleth the throat devil, and the belly devil is the first cause.

    A Christian Directory (Volume 1 of 4)

    Richard Baxter

  • Gulosity is the general nature of it: excess is the matter: depravation of reason is its special form.

  • Think how thou consumest the creatures of God, that are given for service, and not for gulosity and luxury.

British Dictionary definitions for gulosity


  1. archaic greed or gluttony
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Word Origin for gulosity

C16: from Late Latin gulōsitās, from Latin gulōsus gluttonous, from gula gullet
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