American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Given to or marked by gluttony.
- adj. Indulging in something, such as an activity, to excess; voracious. See Synonyms at voracious.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Given to excessive eating; greedy; voracious; hence, grasping.
- Characterized by or consisting in excessive eating.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Given to gluttony; eating to excess; indulging the appetite; voracious.
- adj. given to excess in consumption of especially food or drink
“_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”
“Yet one of these ye said had a daemon, the other ye called a gluttonous man, and drunkard.”
“It's doubtful that the Boomers will again know the kind of gluttonous good times in which they were privileged to grow up, and to live much of their adult lives.”
“For all its minimal austerity, the piece is almost kind of gluttonous: The untreated wood and rock against the shiny gray-granite flooring, sweeping glass, and brazen geometric light slanting through the window made my palms sweaty.”
“With the rate of obesity on the rise, especially throughout the Bible Belt south, are these "gluttonous" children at a particularly high risk of stoning?”
“I had a friend who worked at the local museum for a summer, and she reported that they had a room which housed some kind of gluttonous insects they use to quickly strip the flesh off of whales, so they can get to the bones more easily.”
“My gluttonous journey isn't over without a shot of Nutella straight from the Nutella fountain.”
“Sweet and rich and glorious and gluttonous and comforting and blissfully, stupidly, wildly gratifying until you're sick of them.”
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