gormandize

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v gormandize overeat or eat immodestly; make a pig of oneself "She stuffed herself at the dinner","The kids binged on ice cream"
    • ***
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. i. & t Gormandize To eat greedily; to swallow voraciously; to feed ravenously or like a glutton; to make a pig of oneself.
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • gormandize To eat greedily; devour food voraciously.
    • gormandize To devour; take in greedily.
    • gormandize Also spelled gormandise, gourmandise.
    • ***

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. gourmandise, gluttony. See Gormand

Usage

In literature:

Who gormandizes on current events will pay the price with a morbid mind and with false conclusions in his reasoning.
"Questionable Amusements and Worthy Substitutes" by J. M. Judy
How he gormandizes, that jolly miller!
"George Cruikshank" by William Makepeace Thackeray
Tender, helpless, innocent and beautiful, they are almost sure to be victimized and gormandized.
"Punchinello, Vol. 2, No. 29, October 15, 1870" by Various
But when were there ever scruples over food on Peace River, that theatre of mighty feats of gormandism?
"Through the Mackenzie Basin" by Charles Mair
Antonyms: voluptuary, sensualist, sybarite, worldling, epicure, gormand.
"Putnam's Word Book" by Louis A. Flemming
I have already hinted to you what gormandizers some of the comrades of King Ulysses were.
"The Children's Hour, Volume 3 (of 10)" by Various
Trees, after being topped, throw off suckers, which are called gormandizers, from each joint, but more especially at the head.
"The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom" by P. L. Simmonds
But Rose shopped and gormandized and enjoyed her healthy animal life.
"The Lost Lady of Lone" by E.D.E.N. Southworth
Hence other planters call them "thieves," and "gormandizers," saying that they suck the sap from the tree, turning all to wood.
"Cocoa and Chocolate" by Arthur W. Knapp
A temperate subsistence on adulterated, poisonous, or drugged foods might be better for one's health than gormandizing on pure foods.
"Civics and Health" by William H. Allen
***

In poetry:

He, whose gross appetites enslave him,
Who spends or feasts the wealth God gave him;
Full pamper'd, gorged at every meal,
He cannot for the empty feel.
How can such gormandizing elves
E'er love their neighbour as themselves?
"The Impossibility Conquered : Or, Love Your Neighbour As Yourself." by Hannah More