gluttonous


Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal, Idioms, Encyclopedia.
Related to gluttonous: winebibber

glut·ton

 (glŭt′n)
n.
1. A person who eats or consumes immoderate amounts of food and drink.
2. A person with an inordinate capacity to receive or withstand something: a glutton for punishment.
3. See wolverine.

[Middle English glotoun, from Old French gloton, from Latin gluttō, gluttōn-. Sense 3, ultimately (perhaps via French glouton and German Vielfrass, glutton, wolverine) from translation of Middle Low German vilvraz, glutton, wolverine : vil, much + vraz, eater (the word vilvraz, glutton, perhaps being applied to the wolverine partly in reference to its reputation for voraciousness and partly as a folk-etymological loan translation of Old Swedish filfras, wolverine : fil, hill in the wilderness + fras, tomcat).]

glut′ton·ous (glŭt′n-əs) adj.
glut′ton·ous·ly adv.

glut•ton•ous

(ˈglʌt n əs)

adj.
1. tending to eat and drink excessively; voracious.
2. greedy; insatiable.
[1300–50]
glut′ton•ous•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.gluttonous - given to excess in consumption of especially food or drink; "over-fed women and their gluttonous husbands"; "a gluttonous debauch"; "a gluttonous appetite for food and praise and pleasure"
indulgent - characterized by or given to yielding to the wishes of someone ; "indulgent grandparents"
abstemious - sparing in consumption of especially food and drink; "the pleasures of the table, never of much consequence to one naturally abstemious"- John Galsworthy

gluttonous

adjective greedy, insatiable, voracious, ravenous, rapacious, piggish, hoggish a selfish, gluttonous and lazy individual

gluttonous

adjective
1. Wanting to eat or drink more than one can reasonably consume:
2. Having an insatiable appetite for an activity or pursuit:
Translations

gluttonous

[ˈglʌtənəs] ADJglotón, goloso

gluttonous

[ˈglʌtənəs] adjglouton(ne)

gluttonous

adj (lit, fig)unersättlich; persongefräßig

gluttonous

[ˈglʌtənəs] adjghiotto/a, goloso/a
References in classic literature ?
Cora, already regretting her precipitation, was obliged to comply, for Magua instantly left the spot, and approached his gluttonous comrades.
There is, said MICHAEL, if thou well observe The rule of not too much, by temperance taught In what thou eatst and drinkst, seeking from thence Due nourishment, not gluttonous delight, Till many years over thy head return: So maist thou live, till like ripe Fruit thou drop Into thy Mothers lap, or be with ease Gatherd, not harshly pluckt, for death mature: This is old age; but then thou must outlive Thy youth, thy strength, thy beauty, which will change To witherd weak & gray; thy Senses then Obtuse, all taste of pleasure must forgoe, To what thou hast, and for the Aire of youth Hopeful and cheerful, in thy blood will reigne A melancholly damp of cold and dry To waigh thy spirits down, and last consume The Balme of Life.
There's no need of all that," said Sancho; "if they'll roast us a couple of chickens we'll be satisfied, for my master is delicate and eats little, and I'm not over and above gluttonous.
There is then in all persons a natural impetus to associate with each other in this manner, and he who first founded civil society was the cause of the greatest good; for as by the completion of it man is the most excellent of all living beings, so without law and justice he would be the worst of all, for nothing is so difficult to subdue as injustice in arms: but these arms man is born with, namely, prudence and valour, which he may apply to the most opposite purposes, for he who abuses them will be the most wicked, the most cruel, the most lustful, and most gluttonous being imaginable; for justice is a political virtue, by the rules of it the state is regulated, and these rules are the criterion of what is right.
The Poonga-Poonga men's laughter died down, and they regarded the spectacle with glittering eyes and gluttonous expressions.
What I did find was monstrous selfishness and heartlessness, and a gross, gluttonous, practised, and practical materialism.
Faithful to her custom, Jacquotte herself always brought in every dish one after another, a plan which had its drawbacks, for it compelled gluttonous folk to over-eat themselves, and the more abstemious, having satisfied their hunger at an early stage, were obliged to leave the best part of the dinner untouched.
and the gluttonous maggot when become a fly" content themselves with a drop or two of honey or some other sweet liquid.
Every little pitiful, coarse fish in the Avon was on the alert for the flies, and gorging his wretched carcass with hundreds daily, the gluttonous rogues
The possibility of decent wellpaid work would help many people to avoid an unhealthy lifestyle but gluttonous fat cats have ruined this.
It's all about diets, weight loss, detoxing, dry January, all those things that people do to make themselves feel better about being lazy, gluttonous pigs over the Christmas season.
She again had a selection of fresh seasonal vegetables and potatoes served from a big dish enough for a small army, We were full with the giddy, gluttonous feeling a truly brilliant roast leaves.