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Meaning of FORMIDABLE

Pronunciation:  'formidubul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  inspiring fear; "the formidable prospect of major surgery"; "a tougher and more redoubtable adversary than the heel-clicking, jackbooted fanatic"- G.H.Johnston; "something unnerving and prisonlike about high gray wall"
  2. [adj]  extremely impressive in strength or excellence; "a formidable opponent"; "the challenge was formidable"; "had a formidable array of compositions to his credit"; "the formidable army of brains at the Prime Minister's disposal"
 

FORMIDABLE is a 10 letter word that starts with F.

 

 Synonyms: alarming, impressive, redoubtable, unnerving
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\For"mi*da*ble\, a. [L. formidabilis, fr. formidare
to fear, dread: cf. F. formidable.]
Exciting fear or apprehension; impressing dread; adapted to
excite fear and deter from approach, encounter, or
undertaking; alarming.

      They seemed to fear the formodable sight. --Dryden.

      I swell my preface into a volume, and make it
      formidable, when you see so many pages behind. --Drydn.

Syn: Dreadful; fearful; terrible; frightful; shocking;
     horrible; terrific; tremendous.

 
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