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

adj 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”
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
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
characterized by or given to yielding to the wishes of someone
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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