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formidableadjective

uk   /fɔːˈmɪd.ə.bəl/  us   /fɔːrˈmɪd.ə.bəl/
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 wife

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adverb uk   /fɔːˈmɪd.ə.bli/  us   /fɔːrˈmɪd.ə.bli/
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formidableadjective

 us   /ˈfɔr·mɪ·də·bəl, fɔrˈmɪd·ə-, fərˈmɪd-/
strong and powerful, and therefore difficult to deal with if opposed to you: There were formidable obstacles to reaching an early settlement of the dispute.
(Definition of formidable from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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