gladiatorial

[glad-ee-uh-tawr-ee-uhl, -tohr-]
adjective
of or pertaining to gladiators or to their combats.

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

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gladiatorial (ˌɡlædɪəˈtɔːrɪəl)
 
adj
of, characteristic of, or relating to gladiators, combat, etc

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Example sentences
Debates are barbed and sometimes vicious-especially during the gladiatorial spectacle of prime minister's questions.
Nor will the stage be the only scene of gladiatorial contests.
Gladiatorial training may have added some new tricks to his sword handling.
It forbids duels, prize fights, gladiatorial shows and pit games which are a menace to human life.
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