Formidable

For"mi*da*ble

(?), a. [L. formidabilis, fr. formidare to fear, dread: cf. F. formidable.] Exciting fear or apprehension; impressing dread; adapted to excite fear and deter from approach, encounter, or undertaking; alarming.
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They seemed to fear the formodable sight.
Dryden.
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I swell my preface into a volume, and make it formidable, when you see so many pages behind.
Drydn.

Syn. -- Dreadful; fearful; terrible; frightful; shocking; horrible; terrific; tremendous.
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