gluttony

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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
Insatiable appetite
Nouns
1. gluttony, gluttonousness, hunger, hoggishness; greed, greediness; voracity, rapacity, edacity, crapulence; epicurism; good or high living; guzzling; good cheer, blowout; feast; gastronomy. See desire, pleasure.
2. glutton, epicure, bon vivant, gourmand, gourmandizer, gourmet; apicius, cormorant; gastronome; Vitellius. Informal, hog, pig.
Verbs — be gluttonous, gormandize, gorge; overgorge, overeat; engorge, eat one's fill, indulge one's appetite; cram, stuff; bolt, raven, wolf, devour, gobble up; eat out of house and home; have a tapeworm inside, have eyes bigger than one's belly. Informal, eat like a horse, make a pig of oneself. Slang, blimp out, hoover (up), pit out, scarf up or down, throw down. See food.
Adjectives — gluttonous, greedy, hungry, voracious, ravenous, rapacious, edacious, omnivorous, crapulent, swinish, cormorant; gorged, overfed; insatiable.
Phrases — eat to live, not live to eat; you cannot have your cake and eat it [too].
Quotations — Gluttony is an emotional escape, a sign that something is eating us (Peter De Vries), More die in the United States of too much food than of too little (John Kenneth Galbraith).
Antonyms, see asceticism, moderation.
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(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. voracity, edacity, intemperance, insatiability; see greed .

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