formidable
Pronunciation
  • (America) IPA: /ˈfɔːɹmɪdəbəl/, IPA: /fɔːɹˈmɪdəbəl/
  • (British) IPA: /fɔːˈmɪdəbəl/, /fəˈmɪdəbəl/
Adjective

formidable

  1. Causing fear, dread, awe, or discouragement as a result of size, strength, or some other impressive feature; commanding respect; causing wonder or astonishment.
    • 1823, [Walter Scott], “The Contrast”, in Quentin Durward. [...] In Three Volumes, volume I, Edinburgh: Printed [by James Ballantyne and Co.] for Archibald Constable and Co.; London: Hurst, Robinson, and Co., OCLC 892089432 ↗, page 3 ↗:
      The latter part of the fifteenth century prepared a train of future events, that ended by raising France to a formidable power, which has ever since been, from time to time, the principal object of jealousy to the other European nations.
  2. Difficult to defeat or overcome.
    a formidable opponent
Translations Translations
  • Russian: труднопреодоли́мый



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