Definition of gluttony in English:


Line breaks: glut|tony
Pronunciation: /ˈɡlʌt(ə)ni


[mass noun]
Habitual greed or excess in eating: she said plumpness was a sign of gluttony in most cases
More example sentences
  • Truly, we can not free ourselves of our compulsion to do what is wrong, especially when inherently selfish motives are involved, like greed, gluttony, and lust.
  • No animal should suffer or die for human arrogance, greed, vanity or gluttony.
  • The proper response to the globalization of greed and gluttony, and to the rise of violence in this world, is solidarity, which must manifest itself in practical actions, not just rhetorical flourishes.
greed, greediness, overeating, overconsumption, binge eating, gourmandism, gourmandizing, gluttonousness, voraciousness, voracity, wolfishness, insatiability
informal piggishness, hoggishness, gutsiness
rare edaciousness, edacity, gulosity, esurience


Middle English: from Old French glutonie, from gluton 'glutton'.

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