formidable - definition and synonyms

adjective 

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/ˈfɔː(r)mɪdəb(ə)l/

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/fə(r)ˈmɪdəb(ə)l/
  1. very impressive in size, power, or skill and therefore deserving respect and often difficult to deal with

    Meeting the energy demands of a big city is a formidable task.

    The company has built up a formidable reputation for quality.

    a formidable opponent/challenge

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