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1. gluttony

noun. ['ˈglʌtəni'] eating to excess (personified as one of the deadly sins).

Synonyms

  • deadly sin
  • mortal sin
  • overeating

Antonyms

  • unselfishness
  • nonindulgent
  • restraint
  • abstinent

Etymology

  • glutonie (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Example sentences of the word gluttony


1. Noun, singular or mass
Thorny devils do not eat so many ants out of gluttony.

Quotes containing the word gluttony


1. Do you think it is a vain hope that one day man will find joy in noble deeds of light and mercy, rather than in the coarse pleasures he indulges in today -- gluttony, fornication, ostentation, boasting, and envious vying with his neighbor? I am certain this is not a vain hope and that the day will come soon.
- Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov

2. gluttony

noun. ['ˈglʌtəni'] habitual eating to excess.

Synonyms

  • piggishness
  • greediness
  • hoggishness
  • gluttonous
  • rapaciousness
  • voraciousness
  • edacity
  • rapacity
  • intemperance
  • esurience

Antonyms

  • temperance
  • ascetic
  • ascetical
  • spartan

Etymology

  • glutonie (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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