Redoubtable Definition

Formidable; fearsome.
A redoubtable foe.
Webster's New World
Commanding respect.
A redoubtable logician.
Webster's New World
The redoubtable New York Times has been called the "newspaper of record" of the United States.

Origin of Redoubtable

  • Middle English redoubtabel from Old French redoutable from redouter to dread re- re- douter to doubt, fear doubt

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

  • French redoutable (spelled redoubtable in early modern French).

    From Wiktionary

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