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Gluttony (Latin: gula) is the overindulgence and overconsumption of anything to the point of waste. The word derives from the Latin gluttire, meaning to gulp down or swallow.[25] One reason for its condemnation is that the gorging of the prosperous may leave the needy hungry.[26]

Medieval church leaders such as Thomas Aquinas took a more expansive view of gluttony,[26] arguing that it could also include an obsessive anticipation of meals and overindulgence in delicacies and costly foods. Aquinas also listed five forms of gluttony:[27]

Laute – eating too expensively

Studiose – eating too daintily

Nimis – eating too much

Praepropere – eating too soon

Ardenter – eating too eagerly