Definition of Miles gloriosus

1. Noun. A braggart soldier (a stock figure in comedy).

Generic synonyms: Egoist, Egotist, Swellhead



Definition of Miles gloriosus

1. Noun. (alternative form of miles gloriosus) ¹

2. Noun. (literary performing arts) A standard character in ancient comedy and in modern comedy depicting ancient military figures: the bravado-filled, self-important, swaggering soldier. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Miles Gloriosus

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mildness
mildnesses
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milds
mile
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mileometer
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milers
miles gloriosus (current term)
miles per gallon
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miliaria
miliaria alba
miliaria crystallina

Literary usage of Miles gloriosus

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1. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Charles Dudley Warner, Hamilton Wright Mabie, Lucia Isabella Gilbert Runkle, George H Warner (1902)
"FROM (miles gloriosus' (THE BRAGGART SOLDIER) [The soldier himself opens the play, coming forth from his house, which, with a neighbor's, forms the back of ..."

2. History of Roman Literature from Its Earliest Period to the Augustan Age by John Colin Dunlop (1827)
"Corneille's Matamore also resembles the miles gloriosus, in his self-complacency on the subject of personal beauty, and his belief that every woman is in ..."

3. History of Roman Literature from Its Earliest Period to the Augustan Age by John Colin Dunlop (1827)
"Falstaff has been often considered as a combination of the characters of the parasite and miles gloriosus; but he has infinitely more wit than either; ..."

4. Transactions of the Royal Society of Literature of the United Kingdom by Royal Society of Literature (Great Britain) (1905)
"... A HINDU PARALLEL TO "miles gloriosus." BY WILLIAM EA AXON, LL.D., PRSL [Read February 28th, 1906.] BY the publication of the text and translation of the ..."

5. Humours of the Fray: Rhymes and Renderings by Charles Larcom Graves (1907)
"... miles gloriosus. [Mr. Eustace Miles, the well-known racquet and tennis player, advocates, in the Daily Mail, the reform of cricket by studying the ..."

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