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Definitions for formidable
ˈfɔr mɪ də bəl or, sometimes, fərˈmɪd ə-for·mi·da·ble

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. formidableadjective

    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"

  2. formidable, redoubtable, unnervingadjective

    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 grey wall"

Wiktionary

  1. formidableadjective

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

    Etymology: From formidabilis, from formido.

  2. formidableadjective

    difficult to defeat or overcome

    Etymology: From formidabilis, from formido.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Formidableadjective

    exciting fear or apprehension; impressing dread; adapted to excite fear and deter from approach, encounter, or undertaking; alarming

Freebase

  1. Formidable

    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

  1. Formidable

    for′mi-da-bl, adj. causing fear: adapted to excite fear.—ns. Formidabil′ity; For′midableness.—adv. For′midably. [Fr.,—L. formidabilisformido, fear.]

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'formidable' in Adjectives Frequency: #991

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of formidable in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of formidable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of formidable in a Sentence

  1. Nelson Mandela:

    A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.

  2. Avielle Foundation:

    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.

  3. Eric Hoffer:

    It is when power is wedded to chronic fear that it becomes formidable.

  4. Johan Renck:

    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.

  5. Lloyd Austin:

    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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