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[gluht-n-ee] /ˈglʌt n i/
excessive eating and drinking.
Origin of gluttony
1175-1225; Middle English glotonie, glutonie < Old French glotonie; see glutton1, -y3
gormandizing, intemperance, voracity. Unabridged
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  • This British import about two piggies going to market develops into a grand tug-of-war between greed and gluttony.
  • No one place on earth is exempt from our gluttony.
  • Thanksgiving has always been a day of delicious gluttony.
  • In olden days, the deadly sins included lust, gluttony and greed.
  • We all owe it to miners to ensure that our gluttony for coal is not built on the bones of these very brave men.
  • There's a sense of gluttony, of joy, and of fun.
  • Here Hawes inserts a denunciation of the sloth and gluttony of his contemporaries.
  • The contest drew criticism from some residents who said it encouraged gluttony and reflected poorly on the city.
  • There's nothing hazardous to your health about occasional gluttony.
  • We must not sell our children's future to pay the tyrants' gluttony.
British Dictionary definitions for gluttony


the act or practice of eating to excess
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Word Origin and History for gluttony

c.1200, glutunie, from Old French glutonie, from gluton "glutton" (see glutton). Gluttonry recorded from late 12c.

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