/ Latin (ˈmiːleɪs ˌɡlɔːrɪˈəʊsʊs) /
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noun plural milites gloriosi (ˈmiːlɪˌteɪs ˌɡlɔːrɪˈəʊsaɪ)
a braggart soldier, esp as a stock figure in comedy
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Word Origin for miles gloriosus
from the title of a comedy by Plautus
Words nearby miles gloriosus
mileometer, milepost, miler, Miles, miles and miles, miles gloriosus, Milesian, miles to go before I sleep, milestone, Miletus, MILF
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How to use miles gloriosus in a sentence
Any one aspiring to play the part of a Lothario—as in the Miles Gloriosus—is made an object both of punishment and ridicule.The Roman Poets of the Republic|William Young Sellar
The miles gloriosus reappeared in professional bravi and captains of mercenaries.Renaissance in Italy: Italian Literature|John Addington Symonds
The Miles Gloriosus of Latin comedy reappeared in him, and helped to mould the modern type.The Memoirs of Count Carlo Gozzi; Volume the first|Count Carlo Gozzi
He is the miles gloriosus of antiquity, except that in place of being cowardly he is vicious.
Horribilicribrifax , founded on the Miles gloriosus of Plautus, is a rather laboured attack on pedantry.