Formidable - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈfɔːrmɪdəbl|  American pronunciation of the word formidable
Brit.  |ˈfɔːmɪdəb(ə)l|  British pronunciation of the word formidable

adjective

- 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

- inspiring fear(syn: redoubtable, unnerving)

the formidable prospect of major surgery

Examples

The mountains were a formidable barrier.

He has mastered a formidable amount of material.

The building is grey, formidable, not at all picturesque.

The new range of computers have formidable processing power.

had a formidable array of compositions to his credit

the formidable army of brains at the Prime Minister's disposal

the formidable prospect of major surgery

She is a formidable opponent in the race for senator.

The king contracted formidable forces near Sedan.

Competition from established businesses can be formidable.

He combined a formidable intellect with a talent for speaking.

There are formidable obstacles on the road to peace.

Monsieur Valentin was a formidable political operator.

In debate he was a formidable opponent.

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