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English definition of “formidable”

formidable

adjective uk   /fɔːˈmɪ.də.bl̩/ us    /fɔːr-/
C2 causing you to have fear or respect for something or someone because that thing or person is large, powerful, or difficult: a formidable obstacle/task a formidable adversary/enemy/opponent a formidable intellectdisapproving the director and his formidable wifeComplicated and difficult to doDifficult to understand
formidably
adverb uk   /-bli/ us  
Complicated and difficult to doDifficult to understand
(Definition of formidable from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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