noun see gourmand

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  • gourmandism — noun a) A passion for and deep interest in good food. When gourmandism turns into gluttony, voracity, or perversion, it loses its name, its attributes, and all of its meaning, and becomes fit subject for the moralist who can preach upon it or the …   Wiktionary

  • gourmandism — n. love of eating; gluttony …   English contemporary dictionary

  • gourmandism — noun the disposition and habits of a gourmand • Hypernyms: ↑disposition, ↑temperament …   Useful english dictionary

  • gourmand — gourmandism, n. /goor mahnd , goor meuhnd/, n. 1. a person who is fond of good eating, often indiscriminatingly and to excess. 2. a gourmet; epicure. Also, gormand. [1400 50; late ME gourmaunt < OF gormant a glutton] * * * …   Universalium

  • gourmand — noun Etymology: Middle English gourmaunt, from Middle French gourmant Date: 15th century 1. one who is excessively fond of eating and drinking 2. one who is heartily interested in good food and drink Synonyms: see epicure • gourmandism noun •… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • gourmandise — noun Etymology: French, from Middle French, from gourmant Date: 15th century appreciation of or interest in good food and drink ; gourmandism …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • greed — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. greediness, desire, cupidity, avidity, avarice. See gluttony, parsimony. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. greediness, avidity, selfishness, eagerness, avarice, voracity, excess, rapacity, gluttony, piggishness …   English dictionary for students

  • gourmand — [ gʊəmənd, gɔ: ] noun 1》 a person who enjoys eating, sometimes to excess. 2》 a gourmet. Derivatives gourmandism noun Origin ME: from OFr., of unknown origin …   English new terms dictionary

  • gluttony — noun the gluttony you displayed last evening was reprehensible Syn: greed, greediness, overeating, gourmandism, gourmandizing, voracity, insatiability; informal piggishness …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • dissipation — n 1. dispersion, diffusion, dissemination, scattering, emission; disintegration, dissolution, decay, fragmentation; disappearance, evaporation, evanescence, fading away. 2. squandering, wastefulness, misuse; prodigality, extravagance, lavishness …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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