Definition of gulosity in English:



mass nounrare
  • Greed in eating; gluttony.

    • ‘I have heard him, upon other occasions, talk with great contempt of people who were anxious to gratify their palates; and the 206th number of his Rambler is a masterly essay against gulosity.’
    • ‘Rabelais continually returns to the indolence and gulosity of the friars.’
    • ‘Understand well how much the flesh in this lapsed state is our enemy; and how much gulosity doth strengthen it against us.’
    • ‘Each man grabbed his share with avidity, and there and then devoured it with such gulosity that, in less than half an hour after its death, only the hoofs remained.’
    • ‘He would dart out his tongue right and left, as rapidly as lightning, and lap up the ants in quick succession, with the most laudable gulosity.’
    greed, greediness, overeating, overconsumption, binge eating, gourmandism, gourmandizing, gluttonousness, voraciousness, voracity, wolfishness, insatiability
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Late 15th century: from Latin gulositas (from gulosus ‘gluttonous’) + -ity.