Definition of gluttonous in English:

gluttonous

Line breaks: glut¦ton|ous
Pronunciation: /ˈglʌt(ə)nəs
 
, ˈglʌtənəs/

adjective

  • Excessively greedy: a gluttonous, cigar-smoking capitalist
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    • If you become less gluttonous, less greedy, less myopic, more savvy about the world in general, they don't win; you win.
    • If you're as gluttonous as we were, you should expect to pay $20 or so per person (including a complementary bowl of chips and homemade salsa), but you can also eat for much less.
    • In the process, their brand of conservatism is beginning to look like a gluttonous attempt to funnel billions of dollars into the bank accounts of their friends and supporters.
    Synonyms
    greedy, gourmandizing, voracious, insatiable, wolfish
    informal piggish, piggy, hoggish, gannet-like, with eyes bigger than one's stomach
    rare edacious, esurient, gourmand, ventripotent

Derivatives

gluttonously

adverb
More example sentences
  • Since the 1930s, serialized comics have appeared in phone-book-thick magazine compilations and hundred-page paperbacks, gluttonously consumed.
  • The way we eat in North America is gluttonously ugly.
  • We gluttonously overordered the grilled and marinated meats, even retracing our steps for seconds.

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