Definition of Formidable

1. Adjective. Extremely impressive in strength or excellence. "The formidable army of brains at the Prime Minister's disposal"

Similar to: Impressive
Derivative terms: Formidability



2. Adjective. Inspiring fear. "Something unnerving and prisonlike about high grey wall"
Exact synonyms: Redoubtable, Unnerving
Similar to: Alarming

Definition of Formidable

1. a. Exciting fear or apprehension; impressing dread; adapted to excite fear and deter from approach, encounter, or undertaking; alarming.

Definition of Formidable

1. Adjective. causing fear, dread, awe or admiration as a result of size, strength, or some other impressive quality; commanding respect ¹

2. Adjective. difficult to defeat or overcome ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Formidable

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Formidable

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formidable (current term)
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Literary usage of Formidable

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1. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1887)
"... had been formidable, in a much earlier period, to the empire of China.27 Their ancient, perhaps their original, seat was an extensive, though dry and ..."

2. The life and adventures of Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe (1883)
"The island is invaded by a formidable fleet of savages—A terrible engagement, in which the cannibals are utterly routed—Thirty-seven wretches, the survivors ..."

3. The History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides, Henry Dale, Thomas Arnold (1873)
"For it is not formidable if we nil take our stand together ; but only if, on the contrary, wo are separated from • ч-li other, which they arc to anxious to ..."

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