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gluttony (ˈɡlʌtənɪ Pronunciation for gluttony or gluttonousness



  1. the act or practice of eating to excess


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= greed, rapacity, voracity, greediness, voraciousness, gourmandism, piggishness, edacity, gormandizing

Example Sentences Including 'gluttony'

But 24-hour TV, like Premium theme snacks, begins with the pleasurable wickedness of a feast and ends with the headache of gluttony.
Independent (1998)
But that is no part of my purpose; I can only be glad that since I left the monastery I can commit no gluttony.
various & introduction by Deirdre Chapman A Roomful of Birds - Scottish short stories 1990
For the association, gourmandise has connotations of the legitimate pleasures of the table rather than mere gluttony.
Times, Sunday Times (2004)
Fundamentalist Christians will concur as Critser laments the loss of the sin of gluttony.
Spiked (2003)
She was fat because the earth's crust was thin; an irrefutable excuse for gluttony.
So after two days and three nights of rolling seas and unashamed gluttony , I drew back the curtains early on a Saturday.
Courier, Sunday Mail (2004)
That makes sense when you consider that we equate fat women with gluttony , idleness, carelessness and lack of pride.
Sedgbeer, Sandra Sexual Power
`The doctor said: `Well Jamie, the word gluttony comes to mind".
Misc (1998)


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