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redoubtable

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adjective re·doubt·able \ri-ˈdau̇-tə-bəl\

Simple Definition of redoubtable

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

Full Definition of redoubtable

  1. 1 :  causing fear or alarm :  formidable

  2. 2 :  illustrious, eminent; broadly :  worthy of respect

re·doubt·ably play \-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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