gormandise

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v gormandise overeat or eat immodestly; make a pig of oneself "She stuffed herself at the dinner","The kids binged on ice cream"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n gormandise Gluttony; voraciousness.
    • gormandise See gormandize.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Gormandise to eat hastily or voraciously
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Usage

In literature:

I put out of the question the stale topics of complaint, such as leaving home, encouraging gormandising and luxurious habits, etc.
"Men's Wives" by William Makepeace Thackeray
Is it something to eat, glutton and gormandiser that thou art?
"The History of Don Quixote, Vol. II., Part 19" by Miguel de Cervantes
Is it something to eat, glutton and gormandiser that thou art?
"The History of Don Quixote, Volume II., Complete" by Miguel de Cervantes
Is not asceticism superior epicureanism, fasting, refined gormandising?
"Over Strand and Field" by Gustave Flaubert
The Roman Sannio and Manducus certainly somewhat corresponded to our fool and clown, the latter especially in his gormandising propensities.
"History of English Humour, Vol. 1 (of 2)" by Alfred Guy Kingan L'Estrange
Some have derided Corvinus as a mere gormandiser with an appetite for all kinds of books.
"The Great Book-Collectors" by Charles Isaac Elton and Mary Augusta Elton
What, you wish to get into my house to gormandise and swill at my expense.
"The Pacha of Many Tales" by Frederick Marryat
You won't 'ave gormandising when we've got the laundry, I can tell you.
"The Opal Serpent" by Fergus Hume
Once a year, at the village club dinner, they gormandise to repletion.
"The Toilers of the Field" by Richard Jefferies
But a little more haggling, a little more tramping, a little more mending, and a little less gorging and gormandising!
"Ghetto Comedies" by Israel Zangwill
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