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Synonyms for formidable
ˈfɔr mɪ də bəl or, sometimes, fərˈmɪd ə-for·mi·da·ble

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. formidable

    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.

    Synonyms:
    dangerous, redoubted, terrible, tremendous

    Antonyms:
    contemptible, despicable, feeble, harmless, helpless, powerless, weak

    Preposition:
    Formidable by or in numbers; in strength; formidable to the enemy.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. formidable

    Synonyms:
    awful, terrible, alarming, terrifying, discouraging, serious, appalling, fearful, dreadful, horrible, shocking

    Antonyms:
    despicable, weak, contemptible, light, trivial

Princeton's WordNet

  1. formidableadjective

    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"

    Synonyms:
    redoubtable, unnerving

    Antonyms:
    unalarming, unimpressive

  2. formidable, redoubtable, unnervingadjective

    inspiring fear

    "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"

    Synonyms:
    redoubtable, unnerving

    Antonyms:
    unimpressive, unalarming

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. formidableadjective

    Synonyms:
    fearful, dreadful, terrible, REDOUBTABLE, frightful, terrific, horrible, tremendous

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How to use formidable in a sentence?

  1. Bill Clinton:

    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.

  2. James Gellert:

    They are competing with Visa and American Express and PayPal, and more and more with Apple and Google, these are formidable competitors.

  3. Ronald Reagan:

    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.

  4. Benjamin Disraeli:

    No government can be long secure without formidable opposition.

  5. Charles Monroe Schultz:

    No problem is so formidable that you can't walk away from it.


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