Origin of gluttonousMiddle English glotonous from Old French glotonos: see glutton
The definition of gluttonous is doing something in an excessive way.
An example of someone gluttonous is a teen-aged boy who eats constantly.
of or like a person who is a glutton
(comparative more gluttonous, superlative most gluttonous)
- This is Batman the Circus and there no cinematic value to it at all - it is a gluttonous display of what Hollywood thinks will sell a movie and is not at all aimed at telling a great story of a Batman battle.
- The Maoris ate their enemies' hearts to gain their courage, but to whatever degree animistic beliefs may have once contributed to their cannibalism, it is certain that long before Captain Cook's visit religious sanction for the custom had long given place to mere gluttonous enjoyment.
- No longer deals with idolatry, but with the corruption of society, and particularly of its leaders - the grasping aristocracy whose whole energies are concentrated on devouring the poor and depriving them of their little holdings, the unjust judges and priests who for gain wrest the law in favour of the rich, the hireling and gluttonous prophets who make war against every one "that putteth not into their mouth," but are ever ready with assurances of Yahweh's favour to their patrons, the wealthy and noble sinners that fatten on the flesh of the poor.