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Dictionary definition for: Formidable

1. (s) extremely impressive in strength or excellence; "a formidable opponent" "the challenge was formidable" "had a formidable array of compositions to his credit" "the formidable army of brains at the Prime Minister''s disposal"

2. (s) inspiring fear; "the formidable prospect of major surgery" "a tougher and more redoubtable adversary than the heel-clicking, jackbooted fanatic"- G.H.Johnston; "something unnerving and prisonlike about high gray wall"

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