Definitions

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  • n. Excessive appetite; greediness; voracity; gluttony.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Excessive appetite; greediness; voracity.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Greediness; voracity; excessive appetite for food.

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Examples

  • "gulosity" rather than superstition; moreover, these barbarians had certain abominable practices, supposed to be known only to the most advanced races.

    Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo Volume 1

  • Yet I have heard him, upon other occasions, talk with great contempt of people who were anxious to gratify their palates; and the 206th number of his Rambler is a masterly essay against gulosity.

    The Life of Samuel Johnson LL.D.

  • Stade: old travellers attribute the cannibalism of the Brazilian races to “gulosity” rather than superstition; moreover, these barbarians had certain abominable practices, supposed to be known only to the most advanced races.

    Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo

  • It is then that their true nature is exposed, mired in gulosity and superciliousness as they become.

    Terrorists and Freedom Fighters

  • Immanuel Kant was almost the only profound speculative thinker who was decidedly convivial, and given to gulosity, at least at his dinner.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 101, March, 1866

  • Yet I have heard him, upon other occasions, talk with great contempt of people who were anxious to gratify their palates; and the 206th number of his Rambler is a masterly essay against gulosity [2].

    Life Of Johnson

  • The iron may be a Scottish squirelet, full of gulosity and "gigmanity"; the magnet an English plebeian, and moving rag-and-dust mountain, coarse, proud, irascible, imperious; nevertheless, behold how they embrace, and inseparably cleave to one another!

    The Best of the World's Classics, Vol. V (of X) - Great Britain and Ireland III

  • Astonished Europe rings with the mystery for ten months; sees only lie unfold itself from lie; corruption among the lofty and the low, gulosity, credulity, imbecility, strength nowhere but in the hunger.

    The French Revolution

  • Then a woman called Jenny McPherson, who had in early life, like "a good Scotch louse," who "aye travels south," found her way from Lochaber to London, where she had got into George's kitchen, and learned something better than to make sour kraut, was the individual who administered to her master's epicureanism, if not gulosity.

    Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, Volume XXIII

  • Why does not the cheated publican beg leave to check the gulosity of his defrauder with a repetatur haustus, and the pummelled plaintiff neutralise the malice of his adversary, by requesting to have the rest of the beating in presence of the court, -- if it is not that such conduct would run counter to all the conclusions of experience, and be the procreation of the mischief it affected to destroy?

    Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches — Volume 2

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  • from Thomas Carlyle's The French Revolution: "Astonished Europe rings with the mystery for ten months; sees only lie unfold itself from lie; corruption among the lofty and the low, gulosity, credulity, imbecility, strength nowhere but in the hunger. "

    March 6, 2011

  • JM has great gulosity for his exchanges with some folk

    February 1, 2009

  • Excessive appetite; greediness; voracity; gluttony.

    May 15, 2008