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[gluht-n-uh s] /ˈglʌt n əs/
tending to eat and drink excessively; voracious.
greedy; insatiable.
Origin of gluttonous
1300-50; Middle English; see glutton1, -ous
Related forms
gluttonously, adverb
gluttonousness, noun
ungluttonous, adjective
Can be confused
glutenous, glutinous, gluttonous. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The nation may well succeed in curbing its gluttonous ways this time.
  • There are thousands of ways for us to express ourselves that aren't environmentally gluttonous.
  • Consumers also should demand products and services which do not include a gluttonous component of executive compensation.
  • For decades scientists have known that animals on a severely restricted diet live longer than their gluttonous cousins.
  • Advanced technology only adds to our gluttonous ways.
  • And that leaves components-especially gluttonous air conditioners-without a power source.
  • Axe the gluttonous bureaucracy that runs your country.
  • At the bottom of this magnificent, gluttonous musical act lie intractable contradiction and a certain self-destructiveness.
  • Fortunately, the serving portions are sufficient, but not gluttonous.
  • The gluttonous host under the drifting leaves on the littered floor in our time here at present is another mater entirely though.
Word Origin and History for gluttonous

mid-14c.; see glutton + -ous. Related: Gluttonously.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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