V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: a person who loves to eat and drink for pleasure and often overdoes it

Synonyms: epicure, gourmet, glutton

Antonyms: ascetic, anorexic

Tips: The difference between a gourmet or epicure and a gourmand is that while all indicate someone with fine and discriminating taste in food and drink, a gourmand may also tend to overindulge or even be gluttonous.

Usage Examples:

Over the years, he had become somewhat of a gourmand, and his knowledge of the local food scene was extensive. (epicure)

The radio food critic is a gourmand who loves to do restaurant reviews as much as he loves to sample dishes--thankfully, in radio, he doesn't have to worry about his figure. (glutton, epicure)

The famous chef became more of a gourmet than a gourmand when he lost about 50 pounds and no longer looked as if he overate. (epicure, glutton)

Every Thanksgiving I turn into a gourmand, cooking, preparing, and eating a bounty of food. (gourmet, glutton)

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