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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.
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glut•ton•ous(ˈglʌt n əs)
1. tending to eat and drink excessively; voracious.
2. greedy; insatiable.
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|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
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adjective greedy, insatiable, voracious, ravenous, rapacious, piggish, hoggish a selfish, gluttonous and lazy individual
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1. Wanting to eat or drink more than one can reasonably consume:
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gluttonous[ˈglʌtənəs] adj → glouton(ne)
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gluttonous[ˈglʌtənəs] adj → ghiotto/a, goloso/a
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