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Meaning of GLUTTONY

Pronunciation:  'glutnee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  eating to excess (personified as one of the deadly sins)
  2. [n]  habitual eating to excess
 

GLUTTONY is a 8 letter word that starts with G.

 

 Synonyms: gula, overeating
 
 See Also: deadly sin, edacity, esurience, greediness, hoggishness, intemperance, mortal sin, piggishness, rapaciousness, rapacity, voraciousness, voracity

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Glut"ton*y\, n.; pl. {Gluttonies}. [OE. glotonie, OF.
glotonie, gloutonnie.]
Excess in eating; extravagant indulgence of the appetite for
food; voracity.

      Their sumptuous gluttonies, and gorgeous feasts.
                                               --Milton.

 
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