gluttonous

When you cram your mouth with your favorite ice cream as quickly as you can, you are being gluttonous, that is, excessively greedy. Slow down.

Although gluttonous usually refers to the greedy consumption of food and drink, it can also be applied to overly hearty appetites of any kind, such as a "gluttonous love of money," or even a masochistic love of pain, as in the popular phrase "glutton for punishment." Gluttonous is always used critically, and in the Christian faith especially, gluttony is considered one of the seven deadly sins.

Definitions of gluttonous
  1. adjective
    given to excess in consumption of especially food or drink
    “a gluttonous appetite for food and praise and pleasure”
    Synonyms:
    crapulous
    given to gross intemperance in eating or drinking
    crapulent, crapulous
    suffering from excessive eating or drinking
    edacious, esurient, rapacious, ravening, ravenous, voracious, wolfish
    devouring or craving food in great quantities
    greedy
    wanting to eat or drink more than one can reasonably consume
    hoggish, piggish, piggy, porcine, swinish
    resembling swine; coarsely gluttonous or greedy
    overgreedy, too-greedy
    excessively gluttonous
    indulgent
    characterized by or given to yielding to the wishes of someone
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    Antonyms:
    abstemious
    sparing in consumption of especially food and drink
    abstentious, abstinent
    self-restraining; not indulging an appetite especially for food or drink
    ascetic, ascetical, austere, spartan
    practicing great self-denial
    nonindulgent, strict
    characterized by strictness, severity, or restraint
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