gluttony

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Old French glutonie, from gloton + -ie < Latin gluto.

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gluttony (uncountable)

  1. The vice of eating to excess.
    Hunger is forgiveable, gluttony is not.
    • 1922, Ben Travers, chapter 5, A Cuckoo in the Nest:
      The most rapid and most seductive transition in all human nature is that which attends the palliation of a ravenous appetite. [] Can those harmless but refined fellow-diners be the selfish cads whose gluttony and personal appearance so raised your contemptuous wrath on your arrival?

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