gladiatorial

[ glad-ee-uh-tawr-ee-uh l, -tohr- ]
/ ˌglæd i əˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr- /

adjective

of or relating to gladiators or to their combats.

Nearby words

  1. gladden,
  2. gladdon,
  3. glade,
  4. gladiate,
  5. gladiator,
  6. gladiators,
  7. gladiola,
  8. gladiolus,
  9. gladius,
  10. gladly

Origin of gladiatorial

1745–55; < Latin gladiātōri(us) (see gladiator, -tory1) + -al1

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British Dictionary definitions for gladiatorial

gladiatorial

/ (ˌɡlædɪəˈtɔːrɪəl) /

adjective

of, characteristic of, or relating to gladiators, combat, etc
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Word Origin and History for gladiatorial

gladiatorial

adj.

1750s, from Latin gladiatorius (see gladiator) + -al (1).

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