formidable definition

  • adjective:
    • Arousing fear, fear, or alarm: the solid possibility of significant surgery.
    • Inspiring awe, admiration, or question: "Though a real hero, he was also a thoroughgoing bureaucrat and politician, a formidable combination” ( Mario Puzo).
    • Difficult to undertake, surmount, or beat: a formidable challenge; a formidable adversary.
    • causing concern, fear, awe or admiration as a consequence of size, energy, or some other impressive high quality; commanding respect
    • Arousing anxiety, fear, or security: the solid prospect of significant surgery.
    • Arousing fear, fear, or security: the solid possibility of major surgery.
    • Inspiring awe, admiration, or question: "Though a real hero, he had been also a thoroughgoing bureaucrat and politician, a formidable combo” ( Mario Puzo).
    • Inspiring awe, admiration, or wonder: "Though a true hero, he was also a thoroughgoing bureaucrat and politician, a formidable combination” ( Mario Puzo).
    • Difficult to undertake, surmount, or defeat: a formidable challenge; a formidable adversary.
    • tough to undertake, surmount, or beat: a formidable challenge; a formidable adversary.
    • causing fear, dread, awe or admiration as a consequence of size, power, or other impressive high quality; commanding respect
    • causing concern, dread, awe or admiration because of dimensions, energy, or other impressive quality; commanding respect
    • hard to defeat or conquer
    • tough to defeat or get over
    • Exciting fear or apprehension; impressing fear; adjusted to stimulate worry and deter from method, encounter, or undertaking; alarming.
    • Exciting concern or apprehension; impressing dread; adapted to stimulate worry and deter from method, encounter, or task; alarming.
    • incredibly impressive in energy or excellence
    • excessively impressive in strength or quality
    • inspiring worry
    • inspiring fear
    • tough to beat or overcome
    • stimulating worry, fear, or alarm: the solid prospect of major surgery.
    • Exciting concern or apprehension; impressing fear; adapted to stimulate worry and deter from approach, encounter, or undertaking; alarming.
    • Inspiring awe, admiration, or question: "Though a real hero, he was also a thoroughgoing bureaucrat and politician, a formidable combination” ( Mario Puzo).
    • tough to undertake, surmount, or defeat: a formidable challenge; a formidable adversary.
    • exceptionally impressive in strength or superiority
    • causing worry, dread, awe or admiration as a result of size, strength, or other impressive high quality; commanding value
    • inspiring anxiety
    • difficult to conquer or overcome
    • Exciting concern or apprehension; impressing dread; adapted to stimulate worry and deter from strategy, encounter, or task; alarming.
    • exceedingly impressive in power or excellence
    • inspiring fear
    • Arousing concern, fear, or security: the solid possibility of significant surgery.
    • Inspiring awe, admiration, or wonder: "Though a real hero, he was additionally a thoroughgoing bureaucrat and politician, a formidable combination” ( Mario Puzo).
    • hard to undertake, surmount, or beat: a formidable challenge; a formidable adversary.
    • causing fear, fear, awe or admiration as a result of dimensions, strength, or other impressive high quality; commanding respect
    • tough to defeat or overcome
    • Exciting fear or apprehension; impressing dread; adapted to excite fear and deter from approach, encounter, or undertaking; alarming.
    • exceptionally impressive in power or excellence
    • inspiring worry
    • Arousing worry, dread, or security: the formidable possibility of major surgery.
    • Inspiring awe, admiration, or wonder: "Though a real hero, he had been in addition a thoroughgoing bureaucrat and politician, a formidable combination” ( Mario Puzo).
    • Difficult to undertake, surmount, or defeat: a formidable challenge; a formidable adversary.
    • causing concern, dread, awe or admiration as a consequence of dimensions, power, or other impressive high quality; commanding value
    • difficult to beat or overcome
    • Exciting worry or apprehension; impressing dread; adapted to stimulate concern and deter from method, encounter, or task; alarming.
    • exceptionally impressive in energy or superiority
    • inspiring fear
    • Arousing worry, fear, or alarm: the formidable possibility of significant surgery.
    • Inspiring awe, admiration, or question: "Though a genuine hero, he had been also a thoroughgoing bureaucrat and politician, a formidable combination” ( Mario Puzo).
    • tough to undertake, surmount, or defeat: a formidable challenge; a formidable adversary.
    • causing concern, dread, awe or admiration due to dimensions, strength, or other impressive quality; commanding value
    • difficult to conquer or overcome
    • Exciting worry or apprehension; impressing dread; adapted to excite anxiety and deter from approach, encounter, or task; alarming.
    • Arousing concern, dread, or security: the solid prospect of major surgery.
    • Arousing concern, dread, or alarm: the formidable prospect of major surgery.
    • stimulating worry, fear, or alarm: the solid prospect of significant surgery.
    • Arousing anxiety, dread, or alarm: the solid possibility of major surgery.
    • Inspiring awe, admiration, or wonder: "Though a true hero, he had been additionally a thoroughgoing bureaucrat and politician, a formidable combo” ( Mario Puzo).
    • Inspiring awe, admiration, or wonder: "Though a true hero, he was also a thoroughgoing bureaucrat and politician, a formidable combination” ( Mario Puzo).
    • exceptionally impressive in power or superiority
    • Inspiring awe, admiration, or question: "Though a true hero, he had been also a thoroughgoing bureaucrat and politician, a formidable combo” ( Mario Puzo).
    • Arousing concern, fear, or security: the formidable possibility of major surgery.
    • Arousing concern, fear, or security: the solid possibility of significant surgery.
    • Inspiring awe, admiration, or wonder: "Though a true hero, he was in addition a thoroughgoing bureaucrat and politician, a formidable combination” ( Mario Puzo).
    • tough to undertake, surmount, or beat: a formidable challenge; a formidable opponent.
    • tough to undertake, surmount, or defeat: a formidable challenge; a formidable opponent.
    • hard to undertake, surmount, or defeat: a formidable challenge; a formidable adversary.
    • inspiring concern
    • Inspiring awe, admiration, or question: "Though a genuine hero, he had been additionally a thoroughgoing bureaucrat and politician, a formidable combination” ( Mario Puzo).
    • Inspiring awe, admiration, or wonder: "Though a genuine hero, he had been also a thoroughgoing bureaucrat and politician, a formidable combination” ( Mario Puzo).
    • causing concern, fear, awe or admiration as a consequence of size, power, or other impressive high quality; commanding value
    • causing concern, fear, awe or admiration due to dimensions, strength, or other impressive quality; commanding respect
    • causing anxiety, fear, awe or admiration because of size, power, or other impressive high quality; commanding respect
    • tough to undertake, surmount, or defeat: a formidable challenge; a formidable opponent.
    • hard to defeat or overcome
    • difficult to conquer or overcome
    • causing concern, dread, awe or admiration as a consequence of size, strength, or some other impressive high quality; commanding value
    • hard to undertake, surmount, or beat: a formidable challenge; a formidable opponent.
    • difficult to conquer or overcome
    • Exciting concern or apprehension; impressing fear; adapted to excite anxiety and deter from method, encounter, or undertaking; alarming.
    • causing concern, dread, awe or admiration as a consequence of dimensions, energy, or some other impressive quality; commanding respect
    • Exciting concern or apprehension; impressing dread; adapted to excite worry and deter from method, encounter, or undertaking; alarming.
    • tough to defeat or overcome
    • Exciting worry or apprehension; impressing dread; adjusted to excite fear and deter from approach, encounter, or undertaking; alarming.
    • Difficult to undertake, surmount, or defeat: a formidable challenge; a formidable adversary.
    • tough to conquer or overcome
    • acutely impressive in strength or superiority
    • causing worry, dread, awe or admiration as a result of dimensions, power, or some other impressive quality; commanding value
    • acutely impressive in energy or quality
    • inspiring fear
    • excessively impressive in strength or superiority
    • inspiring anxiety
    • inspiring anxiety
    • Exciting concern or apprehension; impressing fear; adapted to stimulate concern and deter from strategy, encounter, or task; alarming.
    • acutely impressive in power or superiority
    • Exciting anxiety or apprehension; impressing dread; adjusted to excite fear and deter from method, encounter, or undertaking; alarming.
    • inspiring anxiety
    • exceptionally impressive in power or superiority
    • inspiring anxiety
    • hard to conquer or overcome
    • Exciting worry or apprehension; impressing dread; adapted to excite fear and deter from method, encounter, or undertaking; alarming.
    • excessively impressive in strength or quality
    • inspiring concern
  • others:
    • Exciting or fitted to excite fear or apprehension; difficult to handle; hard to get over, do, or the want: applied to people or things having such power, energy, or ability, or presenting these types of hurdles to activity or progress, on discourage energy or encourage dread of failure.
    • Exciting or fitted to excite anxiety or apprehension; difficult to cope with; tough to conquer, do, or even the want: applied to individuals or things having such strength, energy, or ability, or providing such obstacles to action or progress, on discourage energy or inspire fear of failure.
    • Synonyms Deterrent, discouraging, afraid, appalling, redoubtable.
    • Synonyms Deterrent, discouraging, scared, appalling, redoubtable.
    • Exciting or suited to stimulate concern or apprehension; hard to deal with; difficult to over come, do, and/or want: applied to persons or things possessing these types of energy, power, or capacity, or providing such hurdles to action or progress, on discourage energy or encourage dread of failure.
    • Synonyms Deterrent, discouraging, afraid, appalling, redoubtable.
    • Exciting or fitted to excite anxiety or apprehension; hard to handle; hard to get over, do, or perhaps the love: placed on persons or things possessing these types of strength, power, or ability, or providing these types of hurdles to activity or progress, as to discourage energy or inspire fear of failure.
    • Synonyms Deterrent, discouraging, scared, appalling, redoubtable.
    • Exciting or fitted to stimulate worry or apprehension; difficult to cope with; tough to over come, perform, or perhaps the like: applied to persons or things having such strength, power, or capacity, or providing these types of hurdles to action or progress, regarding discourage energy or inspire dread of failure.
    • Synonyms Deterrent, discouraging, scared, appalling, redoubtable.
    • Exciting or fitted to excite anxiety or apprehension; difficult to cope with; hard to conquer, do, or the love: put on people or things having these types of energy, power, or ability, or presenting such obstacles to action or development, as to discourage effort or motivate fear of failure.
    • Synonyms Deterrent, discouraging, scared, appalling, redoubtable.
    • Exciting or fitted to excite concern or apprehension; challenging cope with; tough to overcome, perform, or the love: put on people or things possessing such energy, power, or ability, or providing such hurdles to activity or progress, concerning discourage work or inspire fear of failure.
    • Synonyms Deterrent, discouraging, afraid, appalling, redoubtable.
    • Exciting or fitted to excite anxiety or apprehension; challenging cope with; tough to get over, do, or perhaps the love: applied to people or things possessing these types of strength, energy, or ability, or presenting these types of obstacles to activity or development, concerning discourage energy or encourage fear of failure.
    • Exciting or fitted to stimulate worry or apprehension; difficult to handle; difficult to overcome, do, or the want: placed on individuals or things possessing such strength, power, or capability, or providing such hurdles to activity or development, concerning discourage energy or motivate fear of failure.
    • Synonyms Deterrent, discouraging, scared, appalling, redoubtable.
    • Exciting or suited to excite concern or apprehension; difficult to cope with; difficult to get over, perform, or even the like: applied to persons or things having such power, energy, or ability, or providing these types of obstacles to activity or development, as to discourage energy or motivate fear of failure.
    • Synonyms Deterrent, discouraging, afraid, appalling, redoubtable.
    • Synonyms Deterrent, discouraging, afraid, appalling, redoubtable.
    • Exciting or suited to stimulate fear or apprehension; hard to handle; tough to get over, do, or the want: placed on persons or things having these types of strength, power, or ability, or showing such obstacles to action or progress, as to discourage effort or inspire dread of failure.
    • Synonyms Deterrent, discouraging, scared, appalling, redoubtable.
    • Exciting or fitted to excite concern or apprehension; hard to cope with; hard to conquer, do, and/or want: applied to people or things possessing these types of strength, power, or capability, or providing such obstacles to action or development, regarding discourage energy or motivate dread of failure.
    • Synonyms Deterrent, discouraging, scared, appalling, redoubtable.
    • Exciting or fitted to stimulate fear or apprehension; hard to cope with; hard to over come, perform, and/or like: applied to people or things having such strength, power, or ability, or presenting these types of obstacles to activity or progress, on discourage effort or inspire fear of failure.
    • Synonyms Deterrent, discouraging, scared, appalling, redoubtable.

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