gluttony


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glut·ton·y

 (glŭt′n-ē)
n. pl. glut·ton·ies
Excess in eating or drinking.

gluttony

(ˈɡlʌtənɪ) or

gluttonousness

n
the act or practice of eating to excess

glut•ton•y

(ˈglʌt n i)

n.
excessive eating and drinking.
[1175–1225]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gluttony - habitual eating to excessgluttony - habitual eating to excess    
intemperance - the quality of being intemperate
greediness, hoggishness, piggishness - an excessive desire for food
2.gluttony - eating to excess (personified as one of the deadly sins)gluttony - eating to excess (personified as one of the deadly sins)
deadly sin, mortal sin - an unpardonable sin entailing a total loss of grace; "theologians list seven mortal sins"

gluttony

noun greed, rapacity, voracity, greediness, voraciousness, piggishness Gluttony is a deadly sin.
Translations
شَرَه، نَهَم
nenasytnostobžerstvížravost
grådighedgrovæderi
glutemeco
mässäilyylensyönti
torkosság
græîgi
暴食
oburluk

gluttony

[ˈglʌtənɪ] Nglotonería f, gula f

gluttony

[ˈglʌtəni] n
(= greed) → gloutonnerie f
(= sin) → gourmandise f

gluttony

nVöllerei f, → Fresserei f (inf)

gluttony

[ˈglʌtənɪ] nghiottoneria, golosità; (sin) → gola

glutton

(ˈglatən) noun
1. a person who eats too much. That child is fat because he is such a glutton.
2. a person who is always eager for more of something usually unpleasant. He's a glutton for work.
ˈgluttony noun
greediness in eating.
References in classic literature ?
There is a difference between eating and drinking for strength and from mere gluttony.
The gluttony of Swine is put before us, as an example to the young.
While indulging themselves in the pleasures of the table, they aimed at delicacy, but avoided excess, and were apt to attribute gluttony and drunkenness to the vanquished Saxons, as vices peculiar to their inferior station.
We have to slay pride in giants, envy by generosity and nobleness of heart, anger by calmness of demeanour and equanimity, gluttony and sloth by the spareness of our diet and the length of our vigils, lust and lewdness by the loyalty we preserve to those whom we have made the mistresses of our thoughts, indolence by traversing the world in all directions seeking opportunities of making ourselves, besides Christians, famous knights.
When the various pieces of Bichette, placed here and there upon the embers, were sufficiently broiled, each man satisfied his hunger with the gluttony that disgusts us when we see it in animals.
I resolved to leave this strange undisciplined dreamer of great things to his drink and gluttony, and to go on into London.
said the Duc de Beaufort to himself, "every man in order that he may lose his heart and soul, must receive from celestial bounty one of the seven capital sins, perhaps two; it seems that Master La Ramee's is gluttony.
1) By this I do not mean to insinuate a charge of gluttony, or indeed any other serious charge to the prejudice of the metaphysician.
At last he reached the fast disappearing feast and with his sharp knife slashed off a more generous portion than he had hoped for, an entire hairy forearm, where it protruded from beneath the feet of the mighty Kerchak, who was so busily engaged in perpetuating the royal prerogative of gluttony that he failed to note the act of LESE-MAJESTE.
To show you how fortuitous was development in those days let me state that had it not been for the gluttony of Lop-Ear I might have brought about the domestication of the dog.
Had the cub thought in man-fashion, he might have epitomised life as a voracious appetite and the world as a place wherein ranged a multitude of appetites, pursuing and being pursued, hunting and being hunted, eating and being eaten, all in blindness and confusion, with violence and disorder, a chaos of gluttony and slaughter, ruled over by chance, merciless, planless, endless.
gluttony and drunkenness, frequently in honor of some holy person