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GLUTTONY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does gluttony mean? 

GLUTTONY (noun)
  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 


GLUTTONY (noun)


Sense 1gluttony [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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)

Attribute:

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]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

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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