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 formidable formidable

adj

  • () inspiring fear  ( unnerving, redoubtable, formidable )
    inspiring fear
     the formidable prospect of major surgery
    the formidable prospect of major surgery
     a tougher and more redoubtable adversary than the heel-clicking, jackbooted fanatic
    a tougher and more redoubtable adversary than the heel-clicking, jackbooted fanatic
     something unnerving and prisonlike about high grey wall
    something unnerving and prisonlike about high grey wall
  • () extremely impressive in strength or excellence  ( formidable )
    extremely impressive in strength or excellence
     a formidable opponent
    a formidable opponent
     the challenge was formidable
    the challenge was formidable
     had a formidable array of compositions to his credit
    had a formidable array of compositions to his credit
     the formidable army of brains at the Prime Minister's disposal
    the formidable army of brains at the Prime Minister's disposal