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gulosity

Line breaks: gu|los¦ity
Pronunciation: /ɡjʊˈlɒsɪti
 
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Definition of gulosity in English:

noun

[mass noun] rare
Greed in eating; gluttony.
Example sentences
  • Each man grabbed his share with avidity, and there and then devoured it with such gulosity that, in less than half an hour after its death, only the hoofs remained.
  • Rabelais continually returns to the indolence and gulosity of the friars.
  • 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.

Origin

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

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