from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Excess in eating or drinking.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The vice of eating to excess.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Excess in eating; extravagant indulgence of the appetite for food; voracity.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Excess in eating, or in eating and drinking; extravagant indulgence of the appetite for food; voracity; luxury of the table.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. habitual eating to excess
- n. eating to excess (personified as one of the deadly sins)
Naturally, the degree of excess in eating and drinking is to be measured according to age, temperament, condition of life, etc. The term gluttony is relative.
And while the word gluttony evolved from a Latin root that means “to gulp,” that definition doesn’t really illustrate this particular pattern of evil thought accurately or thoroughly.
American greed & gluttony is an evil force in the world which is already generating a horrendous amount of suffering among the impoverished today.
In medieval times when the seven sins were listed, indulgence was often called gluttony, referring primarily to overeating.
His failure to be vocal on conservation rather than gluttony is starting to show a negative impact on the US economy.
I do not say that all lamas drink, but to say that the majority of them are not only addicted to drink but also to gluttony is not at all wide of the truth, and this despite the teachings of Buddha on temperance and self-control.
This may also intimate that such as indulge themselves in gluttony or drunkenness, and by so doing make their own table the table of devils, or keep up fellowship with Satan by a course of known and wilful wickedness, cannot partake truly of the cup and table of the Lord.
I believe that an overwhelming number of people would agree that overeating (and I was not trying to single out meat), also known as gluttony, is not calculated to advance one’s serious long term interests, but is more a matter of satisfying a much more fleeting preference.
I get them confused too, so I got definitions when I did the illo ... lol. gluttony comes from the word gulla which is the throat, so technically it’s anything you consume through the throat!
This is called gluttony, and it is one of the 7 deadly sins.