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Definition of "gluttonous" []

  • Given to or marked by gluttony. (adjective)
  • Indulging in something, such as an activity, to excess; voracious. See Synonyms at voracious. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "gluttonous" in a sentence
  • "_On the contrary, _ Gregory says (Moral. xxx, 18) that "unless we first tame the enemy dwelling within us, namely our gluttonous appetite, we have not even stood up to engage in the spiritual combat.""
  • "If Jesus had not come eating and drinking, He could not have been called gluttonous and a wine-bibber."
  • "Charity, unknown on earth before the coming of the Son of man, who was content to be called gluttonous and"