Redoubtable definition

rĭ-doutə-bəl
Arousing fear or awe; formidable.
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Worthy of respect or honor.
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Formidable; fearsome.

A redoubtable foe.

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Commanding respect.

A redoubtable logician.

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The definition of redoubtable is someone or something that brings fear or commands respect.

An example of redoubtable is the redoubtable height of Mount Everest, the world's highest mountain.

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The redoubtable New York Times has been called the "newspaper of record" of the United States.

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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