Even experienced climbers are reluctant to attempt the redoubtable climb of Mt. Everest.
An example of redoubtable is the redoubtable height of Mount Everest, the world's highest mountain.
- formidable; fearsome: a redoubtable foe
- commanding respect: a redoubtable logician
Origin of redoubtableMiddle English redowtable from Middle French redoutable from redouter, to fear, dread from Classical Latin re-, intensive + dubitare, to doubt
- Arousing fear or awe; formidable.
- Worthy of respect or honor.
Origin of redoubtableMiddle English redoubtabel from Old French redoutable from redouter to dread re- re- douter to doubt, fear ; see doubt .
(comparative more redoubtable, superlative most redoubtable)
French redoutable (spelled redoubtable in early modern French).