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gluttony (ˈɡlʌtənɪ or or gluttonousness

Definitions

noun

  1. the act or practice of eating to excess

Synonyms

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

Example Sentences Including 'gluttony'

She was fat because the earth's crust was thin; an irrefutable excuse for gluttony.
Clive Barker THE GREAT AND SECRET SHOW (2001)
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

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