HyperDic: formidable

English > 2 senses of the word formidable:
ADJECTIVEallformidableextremely impressive in strength or excellence
allformidable, redoubtable, unnervinginspiring fear
formidable > pronunciation
Soundsfao'rmahdahbahl; fao.rmih'dahbahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > formidable: 2 senses > adjective 1
MeaningExtremely impressive in strength or excellence.
Examples
  • "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"
Broaderimpressivemaking a strong or vivid impression
Spanishformidable
Catalanformidable
Nounsformidabilityimpressive difficulty
English > formidable: 2 senses > adjective 2
Meaninginspiring fear.
Example"the formidable prospect of major surgery"
Synonymsredoubtable, unnerving
BroaderalarmingFrightening because of an awareness of danger
Spanishformidable, temible
Catalanformidable, temible
Adverbsformidablyin a formidable manner

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