redoubtable


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re·doubt·a·ble

 (rĭ-dou′tə-bəl)
adj.
1. Arousing fear or awe; formidable.
2. Worthy of respect or honor.

[Middle English redoubtabel, from Old French redoutable, from redouter, to dread : re-, re- + douter, to doubt, fear; see doubt.]

re·doubt′a·bly adv.

redoubtable

(rɪˈdaʊtəbəl)
adj
1. to be feared; formidable
2. worthy of respect
[C14: from Old French, from redouter to dread, from re- + douter to be afraid, doubt]
reˈdoubtableness n
reˈdoubtably adv

re•doubt•a•ble

(rɪˈdaʊ tə bəl)

adj.
1. evoking fear; fearsome; formidable.
2. commanding respect or reverence.
[1325–75; Middle English redoutable < Middle French, =redout(er) to fear (re- re- + douter to fear, doubt) + -able -able]
re•doubt′a•ble•ness, n.
re•doubt′a•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.redoubtable - 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 grey wall"
alarming - frightening because of an awareness of danger
2.redoubtable - worthy of respect or honor; "born of a redoubtable family"
reputable - having a good reputation; "a reputable business"; "a reputable scientist"; "a reputable wine"

redoubtable

adjective formidable, strong, powerful, terrible, awful, mighty, dreadful, fearful, fearsome, resolute, valiant, doughty He is a redoubtable fighter.

redoubtable

adjective
Translations
جَريء، شُجاع، مَهيب
obávanýstatečný
modigrespektindgydende
ógnvekjandi; hugrakkur
grasus
bīstamsdraudīgs
obávaný

redoubtable

[rɪˈdaʊtəbl] ADJtemible

redoubtable

[rɪˈdaʊtəbəl] adj (= formidable) → redoutablered pepper n
(= bell pepper) → poivron m rouge
(= cayenne pepper) → piment m rouge

redoubtable

adj (= formidable) taskhorrend; (= to be feared) person, teacherRespekt gebietend attr

redoubtable

[rɪˈdaʊtəbl] adj (frm) → formidabile, temibile

redoubtable

(rəˈdautəbl) adjective
(of a person) brave; bold.
References in classic literature ?
said the old gentleman, as Laurie came running downstairs and brought up with a start of surprise at the astounding sight of Jo arm in arm with his redoubtable grandfather.
If the latter, gratitude must close our mouths; but if the former, both Cora and I shall have need to draw largely on that stock of hereditary courage which we boast, even before we are made to encounter the redoubtable Montcalm.
Certain it is, this was not the case with the redoubtable Brom Bones; and from the moment Ichabod Crane made his advances, the interests of the former evidently declined: his horse was no longer seen tied to the palings on Sunday nights, and a deadly feud gradually arose between him and the preceptor of Sleepy Hollow.
Her desire was refreshed like her person; she contemplated herself in her heavy stuffs with a sort of intoxication, and this satisfaction continued when she descended the stairs to cast her redoubtable eye on the salon, the dinner-table, and the boudoir.
Our boat lay along some miles from the redoubtable bank on which Cook's vessel was lost, 10th June, 1770.
Noirtier, the redoubtable, was the next morning `poor M.
So saying she bound on her glittering golden sandals, imperishable, with which she can fly like the wind over land or sea; she grasped the redoubtable bronze-shod spear, so stout and sturdy and strong, wherewith she quells the ranks of heroes who have displeased her, and down she darted from the topmost summits of Olympus, whereon forthwith she was in Ithaca, at the gateway of Ulysses' house, disguised as a visitor, Mentes, chief of the Taphians, and she held a bronze spear in her hand.
He thought he must hasten to pro- duce his tale to protect him from the missiles already at the lips of his redoubtable comrades.
You are to know, then, that whenever this redoubtable Giant touched the ground, either with his hand, his foot, or any other part of his body, he grew stronger than ever he had been before.
Supper being over, the redoubtable Shee-wee-she-ouaiter, for such was the simple name by which he announced himself, declared his intention of keeping company with the party for a day or two, if they had no objection; and by way of backing his self-invitation, presented the carcass of the buck as an earnest of his hunting abilities.
On his comely head he set his helmet, well-wrought, with a crest of horse-hair that nodded menacingly above it, and he grasped a redoubtable spear that suited his hands.
At such times, as if he were gifted with second sight, he would go through a variety of pantomimic illustrations, showing me the precise manner in which the redoubtable Typees were at that very moment chastising the insolence of the enemy.