Definition Of formidable


inspiring fear or respect through being impressively large, powerful, intense, or capable.

a formidable opponent

Example Of formidable

  • A formidable array of armour and troops roared through in a never ending stream.

  • Among a formidable list of opponents, the American Deena Kastor may be the most dangerous.

  • As for Johnson, the old Lion may be getting a bit long in the tooth but he is still a formidable opponent.

  • Bayern would look more formidable if they could get two of their most talented midfielders fully fit.

  • But among the educated middle classes in India the knowledge of Shakespeare is formidably good, alarming really, because you find people who know the text as well as you do.

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