gluttonous

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj gluttonous given to excess in consumption of especially food or drink "over-fed women and their gluttonous husbands","a gluttonous debauch","a gluttonous appetite for food and praise and pleasure"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Gluttonous Given to gluttony; eating to excess; indulging the appetite; voracious; as, a gluttonous age.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • gluttonous Given to excessive eating; greedy; voracious; hence, grasping.
    • gluttonous Characterized by or consisting in excessive eating.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Gluttonous given to, or consisting in, gluttony
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Quotations

  • Thomas Wolfe
    Thomas%20Wolfe
    “This is the artist, then, life's hungry man, the glutton of eternity, beauty's miser, glory's slave.”
  • Madonna
    Madonna
    “Catholicism is not a soothing religion. It's a painful religion. We're all gluttons for punishment.”
  • Erma Bombeck
    Erma%20Bombeck
    “I am not a glutton -- I am an explorer of food.”
  • Phillip H. Haberman Jr.
    Phillip H. Haberman Jr.
    “A gourmet is just a glutton with brains.”
  • Josh Billings
    Josh%20Billings
    “The miser and the glutton are two facetious buzzards: one hides his store, and the other stores his hide.”
  • French Proverb
    French Proverb
    “Glutton: one who digs his grave with his teeth.”

Idioms

Glutton for punishment - If a person is described as a glutton for punishment, the happily accept jobs and tasks that most people would try to get out of. A glutton is a person who eats a lot.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. glouton—L. gluton-emgluttīre, to devour.

Usage

In literature:

That baby was a glutton.
"Little Novels of Italy" by Maurice Henry Hewlett
Maitreya is neither a glutton nor a fool, but a simple-minded, whole-hearted friend.
"The Little Clay Cart" by (Attributed To) King Shudraka
It's a pity, though, that he's such a glutton; for he's a nice- looking fish, all purple and gold, and he oughtn't to be so cruel!
"The Wreck of the Nancy Bell" by J. C. Hutcheson
Miserably hot with gluttonous debauchery.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 101, March, 1866" by Various
You are a very glutton at revenge.
"The Weathercock" by George Manville Fenn
Yet it must not be supposed that the company was gluttonous or greedy.
"Red Rooney" by R.M. Ballantyne
Howiver, we took him up, an' invited Glutton to a feast next day.
"The Young Trawler" by R.M. Ballantyne
You are making a glutton of him.
"Hubert's Wife" by Minnie Mary Lee
I am a greedy glutton.
"The Devil's Pool" by George Sand
They are strong and finely built men, but gluttonous, idle and dissolute.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India" by R. V. Russell
The gluttons would fain gorge themselves with food, the lustful with bodily excesses.
"Possessed" by Cleveland Moffett
She is a little bit of a glutton is my Jane, and she overate herself at tea at the Singletons'.
"A Modern Tomboy" by L. T. Meade
Rousseau thinks all children are gluttons.
"Practical Education, Volume I" by Maria Edgeworth
I'm afraid we were rather gluttonous when we got the chance.
"Blake's Burden" by Harold Bindloss
What gluttons for reading the Americans are!
"The Confessions of a Caricaturist, Vol. 1 (of 2)" by Harry Furniss
I'm a positive glutton for anathema.
"The Spoilers of the Valley" by Robert Watson
And last, but not least, this marvelous beast Is a glutton for getting in print.
"The So-called Human Race" by Bert Leston Taylor
There is the dance of the gluttons and the monsters.
"Through Our Unknown Southwest" by Agnes C. Laut
He sat there a monument of gluttonous desire.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 10 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
They're a gluttonous, self-indulgent, extravagant, reckless, pleasure-loving lot!
"Susanna and Sue" by Kate Douglas Wiggin
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In poetry:

"In misery and penal woes
Must end a glutton's joys;
And learn how ogres punish those
Who dare to eat good boys.
"The Two Ogres" by William Schwenck Gilbert
O why were stars so set in Heaven
To desire greedily as gluttons do;
Or children trinkets — May death make even
So rough an evil as we go through.
"Drachms + Scruples" by Ivor Gurney
In the sweet soon-to-be,
When we open our NEWS,
Or our AGE or D.T.
Or whate'r we peruse,
We shall read: "SUDDEN DEATH OF A GLUTTON,
THE FATE OF AN OVER-FED FUSE."
"The Over-Fed Fuse" by C J Dennis
Possessed by a demon a negress
Wants to taste a girl-child saddened by new fruits
Unlawful ones too under the ragged dress,
This glutton’s ready to try a trick or two:
"A Negress" by Stephane Mallarme
Women all, hear the call,
The pitiless call of War!
Look your last on your dearest ones,
Brothers and husbands, fathers, sons:
Swift they go to the ravenous guns,
The gluttonous guns of War.
"The Call (France, August 1st, 1914)" by Robert W Service
After this banquet my soul doth say grace,
And praise thee for 't, and zealously embrace
Thy love, though I think thy love in this case
To be as gluttons, which say 'midst their meat,
They love that best of which they most do eat.
"TO Mr.T.W." by John Donne

In news:

Gluttonous Rite Survives Without Silverware .
We've laid out a gluttonous buffet that includes way more than shrimp and grits and fried chicken.
Every time she'd come back into their apartment , June was being all gluttonous, eating three meals a day.
Rescue dog Albie reveals his gluttonous side and pursues a prized biscotti as some rules give way in his household.
It's the most gluttonous day of the year.
Black Friday Gluttons Set To Go Posted Wednesday, November 21, at 12:48 PM.
We heard the average gluttonous American will consume some 4,500 calories this Thanksgiving Day, according to the Calorie Control Council.
And "No Way to Treat a First Lady" is a literary feast fit for a glutton.
The surprising answer, gluttons and gourmands, is the fire house on Pico near Overland.
Ever a glutton for bad fortunes , I stopped by the installation again and asked if WLRN would meet its pledge drive goals.
But our appetite for USB-connected devices is still gluttonous.
Who among us hasn't spent their Turkey Day stuffing their faces with all manner of gluttonous dishes, only to waddle over to the couch for a little post-dinner bloodsport.
He was a glutton, a drug addict, an absentee father.
Bill O Reilly must be a glutton for punishment.
Things like gluttonous public pensions can always be funded fully from one bottomless source - other people's money.
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