Synonyms for formidable
ˈfɔr mɪ də bəl or, sometimes, fərˈmɪd ə-for·mi·da·ble
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English Synonyms and Antonyms
That which is formidable is worthy of fear if encountered or opposed; as, a formidable array of troops, or of evidence. Formidable is a word of more dignity than dangerous, and suggests more calm and collected power than terrible; formidable is less overwhelming than tremendous. A loaded gun is dangerous; a park of artillery is formidable; a charge of cavalry is terrible; the full shock of great armies is tremendous. A dangerous man is likely to do mischief, and needs watching; a formidable man may not be dangerous if not attacked; an enraged maniac is terrible; the force of ocean waves in a storm, and the silent pressure in the ocean depths, are tremendous.
Formidable by or in numbers; in strength; formidable to the enemy.
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extremely impressive in strength or excellence
"a formidable opponent"; "the challenge was formidable"; "had a formidable array of compositions to his credit"; "the formidable army of brains at the Prime Minister's disposal"
formidable, redoubtable, unnervingadjective
"the formidable prospect of major surgery"; "a tougher and more redoubtable adversary than the heel-clicking, jackbooted fanatic"- G.H.Johnston; "something unnerving and prisonlike about high grey wall"
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When I became Bill Clinton ambassador for the Bill Clinton, Lavrov, Foreign Minister had been there 10 years already. So he was very skillful, he knew how to maneuver in Security Council. He was very formidable. And so we have Russia right now, very knowledgeable about Bill Clinton operations so that's an advantage that they have.
They are competing with Visa and American Express and PayPal, and more and more with Apple and Google, these are formidable competitors.
No arsenal or no weapon in the arsenals of the world is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women.
No government can be long secure without formidable opposition.
No problem is so formidable that you can't walk away from it.
Translations for formidable
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- страхотен, страховитBulgarian
- ohromný, nepřekonatelný, hrozný, úžasný, ohromujícíCzech
- gewaltig, respekteinflößendGerman
- valtava, vaikuttava, mahtavaFinnish
- ահարկու, ահեղ, հսկայականArmenian
- ontzagwekkend, formidabelDutch
- formidabil, groaznicRomanian
- труднопреодолимый, внушительный, чудовищный, грозный, трудноразрешимый, устрашающийRussian
- fruktansvärd, formidabelSwedish
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