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1. formidable

adjective. ['ˈfɔrmədəbəl, ˌfɔrˈmɪdəbəl'] inspiring fear.

Synonyms

  • redoubtable
  • unnerving

Antonyms

  • disreputable
  • unmoving
  • ineffective

Etymology

  • formidabilis (Latin)
  • formido (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Formidable

  • biddable

How do you pronounce formidable?

Pronounce formidable as ˌfɔrˈmɪdəbəl.

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Example sentences of the word formidable


1. Adjective
In the 15th century, Portugal was a formidable power in world trade.

Quotes containing the word formidable


1. Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible - it cannot be seen or measured, yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more joy than any material possession could.
- Barbara de Angelis

2. A good head and good heart are always a formidable combination. But when you add to that a literate tongue or pen, then you have something very special.
- Nelson Mandela

3. Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all.
- George Washington

2. formidable

adjective. ['ˈfɔrmədəbəl, ˌfɔrˈmɪdəbəl'] extremely impressive in strength or excellence.

Antonyms

  • alarm

Etymology

  • formidabilis (Latin)
  • formido (Latin)
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