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gulosity Line breaks: gu|los¦ity
Pronunciation: /ɡjʊˈlɒsɪti/

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Definition of gulosity in English:


[mass noun] rare
Greed in eating; gluttony.
Example sentences
  • Understand well how much the flesh in this lapsed state is our enemy; and how much gulosity doth strengthen it against us.
  • I have heard him, upon other occasions, talk with great contempt of people who were anxious to gratify their palates; and the 206th number of his Rambler is a masterly essay against gulosity.
  • He would dart out his tongue right and left, as rapidly as lightning, and lap up the ants in quick succession, with the most laudable gulosity.


Late 15th century: from Latin gulositas (from gulosus 'gluttonous') + -ity.

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