Glutton vs. Greed

Glutton vs. Greed — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Glutton and Greed

Gluttonnoun

A person who eats or consumes immoderate amounts of food and drink.

Greednoun

An excessive desire to acquire or possess more than what one needs or deserves, especially with respect to material wealth

"Many ... attach to competition the stigma of selfish greed" (Henry Fawcett).

Gluttonnoun

A person with an inordinate capacity to receive or withstand something

a glutton for punishment.

Greednoun

A selfish or excessive desire for more than is needed or deserved, especially of money, wealth, food, or other possessions.

His greed was his undoing.

Gluttonnoun

See wolverine.

Greednoun

excessive desire to acquire or possess more (especially more material wealth) than one needs or deserves

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Gluttonadjective

Gluttonous; greedy; gormandizing.

Greednoun

reprehensible acquisitiveness; insatiable desire for wealth (personified as one of the deadly sins)

Gluttonnoun

One who eats voraciously, obsessively, or to excess; a gormandizer.

Such a glutton would eat until his belly hurts.

Gluttonnoun

(figuratively) One who consumes voraciously, obsessively, or to excess

Gluttonnoun

The wolverine, Gulo gulo, of the family Mustelidae, a carnivorous mammal about the size of a large badger, native to the northern parts of America, Europe, and Asia.

Gluttonverb

(archaic) To glut; to satisfy (especially an appetite) by filling to capacity.

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Gluttonverb

(obsolete) To glut; to eat voraciously.

Gluttonnoun

a person who is devoted to eating and drinking to excess

Gluttonnoun

wolverine of northern Eurasia