Gladiator vs Brawler - What's the difference?

gladiator | brawler |

As nouns the difference between gladiator and brawler

is that gladiator is gladiator while brawler is one who brawls, engages in noisy, unseemly fights.


Alternative forms

* (l) (obsolete)


(en noun)
  • (in ancient Rome) A person (professional or slave) who entertained the public by engaging in mortal combat with another, or with a wild animal.
  • (label) A male gladiator (where a female gladiator is a gladiatrix).
  • (label) A disputant in a public controversy or debate.
  • A professional boxer.
  • Derived terms

    * (l)




    (en noun)
  • One who brawls, engages in noisy, unseemly fights.
  • * 1604 Shakespeare, Othello , .
  • ''The world hath noted, and your name is great
    ''In mouths of wisest censure: what's the matter,
    ''That you unlace your reputation thus
    ''And spend your rich opinion for the name
    ''Of a night-brawler ? give me answer to it.
  • * 1611
  • ''A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;
    ''Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler , not covetous;
    ''One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity;
    (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?) — 1 Timothy 3:2-5, KJV.