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, redoubtable, unnervingadjective
"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 grey wall"
causing fear, dread, awe or admiration as a result of size, strength, or some other impressive quality; commanding respect
Etymology: From formidabilis, from formido.
difficult to defeat or overcome
Etymology: From formidabilis, from formido.
exciting fear or apprehension; impressing dread; adapted to excite fear and deter from approach, encounter, or undertaking; alarming
Formidable is the soundtrack to the show performed at the Moulin Rouge in Paris, France by American singer La Toya Jackson. Only 3,000 copies were created and it has become one of the most sought-after albums by La Toya's fans. La Toya was the main attraction at the Moulin Rouge for four months, at which point she broke her contract and was ordered by the French courts to pay $550,000 in damages to the owners of Moulin Rouge.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
for′mi-da-bl, adj. causing fear: adapted to excite fear.—ns. Formidabil′ity; For′midableness.—adv. For′midably. [Fr.,—L. formidabilis—formido, fear.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'formidable' in Adjectives Frequency: #991
The numerical value of formidable in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of formidable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.
Jeremy Richman was deeply devoted to supporting research into brain abnormalities that are linked to abnormal behavior and to promoting brain health. Tragically, Jeremy Richman death speaks to how insidious and formidable a challenge brain health can be and how critical it is for all of us to seek help for ourselves, our loved ones and anyone who we suspect may be in need, jeremy's mission will be carried on by the many who love Jeremy Richman, including many who share the heartache and trauma that Jeremy Richman has suffered since December 14, 2012. We are crushed to pieces, but this important work will continue, because, as Jeremy Richman would say, we have to.
It is when power is wedded to chronic fear that it becomes formidable.
I have no desire to do any more videos knowing the process never ever gets as formidable and fulfilling as this was, i've basically touched the sun.
What we need is the right mix of technology, operational concepts and capabilities -- all woven together in a networked way that is so credible, flexible and formidable that it will give any adversary pause, we need to create advantages for us and dilemmas for them.
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- страховит, страхотенBulgarian
- ohromující, hrozný, nepřekonatelný, ohromný, úžasnýCzech
- respekteinflößend, gewaltigGerman
- valtava, mahtava, vaikuttavaFinnish
- ահարկու, հսկայական, ահեղArmenian
- formidabel, ontzagwekkendDutch
- groaznic, formidabilRomanian
- устрашающий, трудноразрешимый, чудовищный, труднопреодолимый, внушительный, грозныйRussian
- formidabel, fruktansvärdSwedish
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