WebDef: Gluttony

Glut·ton·y /ˈglətnē/ – Noun: Habitual overindulgence; the inordinate consumption of more than is needed or healthful.

Gluttony is one of the Seven Deadly Sins, and traces its roots back to pride. See also our other topical WebDefs, such as the comprehensive post on sin, as well as the other "deadly" sins, including pride, greed, envy, gluttony, etc. Gluttony is consumption of any kind, not just food and drink, that goes beyond reason. As it does so, it signals a deeper problem, or challenge, such as addiction, cravings, or the masking of emotional pain.

Select Bible Verses on Gluttony

  • For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty: and drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags. – Prov 23:21
  • Hast thou found honey? eat so much as is sufficient for thee, lest thou be filled therewith, and vomit it. -Prov 25:16

See also our other topical WebDefs, such as sin, pride, greed, lust, envy…

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