given to excess in consumption of especially food or drink

over-fed women and their gluttonous husbands


a gluttonous debauch


a gluttonous appetite for food and praise and pleasure

Ant: ↑abstemious
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See Also: ↑indulgent
Derivationally related forms: ↑glutton
Attrubites: ↑gluttony

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