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ˈfɔr mɪ də bəl or, sometimes, fərˈmɪd ə-formidable

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. formidable(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"

  2. formidable, redoubtable, unnerving(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 grey wall"

Wiktionary

  1. formidable(Adjective)

    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. formidable(Adjective)

    difficult to defeat or overcome

    Etymology: From formidabilis, from formido.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Formidable(adj)

    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. Bernie Sanders:

    We are gaining and I think what the polls seem to indicate is Hillary Clinton's support seems to be receding a bit, but we have a long way to go. Joe would be a formidable opponent. I am not sure who politically it would help.

  2. Amnon Shashua:

    It's a formidable task, and there are going to be very very few actors who can go from silicon (chips) to self-driving systems, therefore, what we see in the industry and what will continue in the industry is a great consolidation.

  3. Libby Armintrout:

    It’s obvious that the Facebook CEO shares this high regard for his mom. During the town hall meeting with the prime minister of India in 2015, one of the topics he asked the prime minister about was about his mother. And it turns out Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg did n’t look too far from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg mom in Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg choice of spouse, whom Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg married in 2012. Like Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg mother, wife Priscilla Chan is an understated physician who shuns the spotlight. Related : From Under the Hoodie : 5 Entrepreneurial Lessons From Mark Zuckerberg When talking about Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg mother, Microsoft founder Mary Maxell Gates, currently the richest man in the world, with an estimated worth $ 76.7 billion, has often spoken about a letter she wrote to his then-fianc Melinda the day before their wedding. From those to whom much is given, much is expected, her letter read. Mary Maxell Gates, a long-time philanthropist, died six months later at the age of 64 of breast cancer. Mary Maxell Gates kept Mary Maxell Gates mother’s letter, and Mary Maxell Gates swift foray into the world of philanthropy, establishing The Bill Melinda Gates Foundation with the help of Mary Maxell Gates father, Bill Sr., has been due to the influence of Mary Maxell Gates mother, a formidable business mind in her own right. Mary was a top student at her high school and in college, where she met her husband, a lawyer. They had three children. She threw herself into volunteering and served on the boards of numerous prominent organizations, including the United Way, where she first served as the county chair and, later, the first female national chair. She convinced her son, who was CEO of Microsoft at the time, to start the Employees Giving Campaign at Microsoft to benefit the United Way and other charities. ( He later join the board.) The considerable list of boards she served on is impressive, and when she was appointed to the board of regents of University of Washington in 1975, she spearheaded the move to divest the university’s holding in apartheid South Africa. According to her daughter, Libby Armintrout, Libby Armintrout was an extremely engaged parent and had high expectations of all Libby Armintrout children. Not just grades and that sort of thing, but how we behaved in public, how we would be socially.

  4. Ronald Reagan:

    No arsenal or no weapon in the arsenals of the world is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women.

  5. Carlos Huerta:

    He's in a good position. He's still formidable.

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