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 ?
Yet he was capable of knowing beyond all peradventure of a doubt that three bones are more than two bones, and that ten dogs compose a more redoubtable host than do two dogs.
Our boat lay along some miles from the redoubtable bank on which Cook's vessel was lost, 10th June, 1770.
He thought he must hasten to pro- duce his tale to protect him from the missiles already at the lips of his redoubtable comrades.
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.
Every one might not penetrate it: the isle, of an extent of six leagues in length, and six in breadth, was a seignorial property, which the people had for a long time respected, covered as it was with the name of Retz, so redoubtable in the country.
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.
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.
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.
Once again I refused a throne, for I would not believe that the mighty Tardos Mors, or his no less redoubtable son, was dead.
A huge head, bristling with red hair; between his shoulders an enormous hump, a counterpart perceptible in front; a system of thighs and legs so strangely astray that they could touch each other only at the knees, and, viewed from the front, resembled the crescents of two scythes joined by the handles; large feet, monstrous hands; and, with all this deformity, an indescribable and redoubtable air of vigor, agility, and courage,--strange exception to the eternal rule which wills that force as well as beauty shall be the result of harmony.
Hence the younger males as they became adult found it more comfortable to take mates from their own tribe, or if they captured one of another tribe to bring her back to Kerchak's band and live in amity with him rather than attempt to set up new establishments of their own, or fight with the redoubtable Kerchak for supremacy at home.