redoubtable


re·doubt·able

adjective \ri-ˈda-tə-bəl\

: causing or deserving great fear or respect : very powerful, impressive, etc.

Full Definition of REDOUBTABLE

1
:  causing fear or alarm :  formidable
2
:  illustrious, eminent; broadly :  worthy of respect
re·doubt·ably \-blē\ adverb

Examples of REDOUBTABLE

  1. There is a new biography of the redoubtable Winston Churchill.
  2. <his next opponent, the reigning champion, would be by far the most redoubtable adversary the young boxer had ever faced>

Origin of REDOUBTABLE

Middle English redoutable, from Anglo-French, from reduter to dread, from re- + duter to doubt
First Known Use: 15th century

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