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Definition of "gluttony" []

  • Excess in eating or drinking. (noun)

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 "gluttony" in a sentence
  • "Naturally, the degree of excess in eating and drinking is to be measured according to age, temperament, condition of life, etc. The term gluttony is relative."
  • "And while the word gluttony evolved from a Latin root that means “to gulp,” that definition doesn’t really illustrate this particular pattern of evil thought accurately or thoroughly."
  • "American greed & gluttony is an evil force in the world which is already generating a horrendous amount of suffering among the impoverished today."