What is another word for formidable?

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

This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term formidable.

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

How to pronounce formidable?

How to say formidable in sign language?

Words popularity by usage frequency

rankingword
#209great
#1133huge
#2107serious
#2767wonderful
#2928amazing
#3754massive
#4089fantastic
#4178dangerous
#4491awesome
#6716impressive
#6918terrible
#8121enormous
#8709horrible
#8774tremendous
#9775awful
#12244terrific
#14061shocking
#15908immense
#22561formidable
#22594daunting
#22989fearful
#23144alarming
#23190dreadful
#23888monumental
#25388terrifying
#27383colossal
#27446dreaded
#29891appalling
#36836discouraging
#40798arduous
#51495fearsome
#71817unnerving
#151453redoubtable

How to use formidable in a sentence?

  1. David Henig:

    The Commission is really frustrating to deal with, the Commission has found very clever ways not to do what you want them to do. So has USTR, actually. They're both very formidable when you get down to them. They're probably more similar than they wish to admit.

  2. Ronald Reagan:

    Above all, we must realize that 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. It is a weapon our adversaries in today's world do not have. It is a weapon that we as Americans do have. Let that be understood by those who practice terrorism and prey upon their neighbours.

  3. Avielle Foundation:

    Jeremy Richman was deeply devoted to supporting research into brain abnormalities that are linked to abnormal behavior and to promoting brain health. Tragically, Jeremy Richman death speaks to how insidious and formidable a challenge brain health can be and how critical it is for all of us to seek help for ourselves, our loved ones and anyone who we suspect may be in need, jeremy's mission will be carried on by the many who love Jeremy Richman, including many who share the heartache and trauma that Jeremy Richman has suffered since December 14, 2012. We are crushed to pieces, but this important work will continue, because, as Jeremy Richman would say, we have to.

  4. Benjamin Disraeli:

    No government can be long secure without formidable opposition.

  5. Harold Laki:

    No important institution is ever merely what the law makes it. It accumulates about itself traditions, conventions, ways of behaviour, which are not less formidable in their influence.

Images & Illustrations of formidable

  1. formidable
    formidable
    formidable
    formidable
    formidable

Translations for formidable

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for formidable »

Translation

Find a translation for the formidable synonym in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Citation

Use the citation below to add these synonyms to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"formidable." Synonyms.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 8 Dec. 2021. <https://www.synonyms.com/synonym/formidable>.

Discuss these formidable synonyms with the community:

0 Comments

    Are we missing a good synonym for formidable?

    Browse Synonyms.com

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a human thesaurus?

    »
    Which of the following words is not a synonym of the others?
    • A. floaty
    • B. heavy
    • C. perky
    • D. chirpy

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for formidable: