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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Middle French formidable, from Latin formīdābilis (formidable, terrible), from formīdō (fear, dread).

PronunciationEdit

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈfɔːɹmɪdəbəl/, IPA(key): /fɔːɹˈmɪdəbəl/
  • (UK) IPA(key): /fɔːˈmɪdəbəl/, /fəˈmɪdəbəl/
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AdjectiveEdit

formidable (comparative more formidable, superlative most formidable)

  1. Causing fear, dread, awe, or discouragement as a result of size, strength, or some other impressive feature; commanding respect; causing wonder or astonishment.
  2. Difficult to defeat or overcome.
    a formidable opponent

TranslationsEdit


FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin formīdābilis (formidable, terrible), from formīdō (fear, dread).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

formidable (plural formidables)

  1. (dated or literary) fearsome
  2. fantastic, tremendous

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

AdjectiveEdit

formidable

  1. definite singular of formidabel
  2. plural of formidabel

Norwegian NynorskEdit

AdjectiveEdit

formidable

  1. definite singular of formidabel
  2. plural of formidabel

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin formidabilis.

AdjectiveEdit

formidable (plural formidables)

  1. great, fantastic, tremendous
  2. formidable

Derived termsEdit

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