The definition of redoubtable is someone or something that brings fear or commands respect.adjective
An example of redoubtable is the redoubtable height of Mount Everest, the world's highest mountain.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- formidable; fearsome: a redoubtable foe
- commanding respect: a redoubtable logician
Origin: ME redowtable < MFr redoutable < redouter, to fear, dread < L re-, intens. + dubitare, to doubt
- redoubtably adverb
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- Arousing fear or awe; formidable.
- Worthy of respect or honor.
Origin: Middle English redoubtabel, from Old French redoutable, from redouter, to dread : re-, re- + douter, to doubt, fear; see doubt.
- re·doubtˈa·bly adverb