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 Dictionary entry overview: What does gluttony mean? 

  The noun GLUTTONY has 2 senses:

1. habitual eating to excess
2. eating to excess (personified as one of the deadly sins)

  Familiarity information: GLUTTONY used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1gluttony [BACK TO TOP]


Habitual eating to excess

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Hypernyms ("gluttony" is a kind of...):

intemperance (the quality of being intemperate)


gluttonous (given to excess in consumption of especially food or drink)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "gluttony"):

greediness; hoggishness; piggishness (an excessive desire for food)

edacity; esurience; rapaciousness; rapacity; voraciousness; voracity (extreme gluttony)

Sense 2gluttony [BACK TO TOP]


Eating to excess (personified as one of the deadly sins)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions


overeating; gluttony; gula

Hypernyms ("gluttony" is a kind of...):

deadly sin; mortal sin (an unpardonable sin entailing a total loss of grace)

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