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Meaning of formidable

for•mi•da•ble

Pronunciation: (fôr'mi-du-bul), [key]
— adj.
  1. causing fear, apprehension, or dread: a formidable opponent.
  2. of discouraging or awesome strength, size, difficulty, etc.; intimidating: a formidable problem.
  3. arousing feelings of awe or admiration because of grandeur, strength, etc.
  4. of great strength; forceful; powerful: formidable opposition to the proposal.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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