Formidable Definition

fôrmĭ-də-bəl, fôr-mĭdə-
adjective
Causing fear or dread.
Webster's New World
Inspiring awe, admiration, or wonder.
American Heritage
Hard to handle or overcome.
Webster's New World
Awe-inspiring in size, excellence, etc.; strikingly impressive.
Webster's New World
Difficult to undertake, surmount, or defeat.
A formidable challenge; a formidable opponent.
American Heritage
Advertisement

Origin of Formidable

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin formīdābilis from formīdāre to fear from formīdō fear

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French formidable, from Latin formīdābilis (“formidable, terrible”), from formīdō (“fear, dread”).

    From Wiktionary

Find Similar Words

Find similar words to formidable using the buttons below.

Words Starting With

Words Ending With

Unscrambles

formidable
Advertisement