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for·mi·da·ble

 (fôr′mĭ-də-bəl, fôr-mĭd′ə-)
adj.
1. Arousing fear, dread, or alarm: the formidable prospect of major surgery.
2. Inspiring awe, admiration, or wonder: "A woman of formidable intelligence and tenacity, [she] prides herself on being independent-minded" (Nan Levinson).
3. Difficult to undertake, surmount, or defeat: a formidable challenge; a formidable opponent.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin formīdābilis, from formīdāre, to fear, from formīdō, fear.]

for′mi·da·bil′i·ty, for′mi·da·ble·ness n.
for′mi·da·bly adv.
Usage Note: Traditionally formidable has been pronounced with stress on the first syllable, but recently the pronunciation with stress on the second syllable, which is a common variant in British English, has seen increasing use in American English. However, the traditional pronunciation is still preferred by a large majority of the Usage Panel. In our 2008 survey, 73 percent favored the pronunciation with stress on the first syllable, and 27 percent favored the other pronunciation. Both pronunciations are acceptable, however.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.formidably - in a formidable manner; "the constant risk that attends the exchanges of human beings formidably armed"
Translations
بصورة مُريعَه أو رَهيبَه
hrozivěnesmírně
formidabeltfrygtindgydende
félelmetesen
feikilega
ürkütücü şekilde

formidably

[ˈfɔːmɪdəblɪ] ADVtremendamente, enormemente

formidably

[ˈfɔːrmɪdəbli ˈfɔːrmɪdəbli] advterriblementform of words n (= formulation) → formulation f

formidably

adv
(= dauntingly)enorm, außerordentlich; formidably equippedaußerordentlich gut ausgerüstet
(= prodigiously, excellently)hervorragend; formidably gifted or talentedaußerordentlich begabt or talentiert; formidably efficientüberaus or außerordentlich effizient

formidably

[ˈfɔːmɪdəblɪ] advtremendamente
a formidably difficult task → un compito tremendamente difficile

formidable

(ˈfoːmidəbl) , (fəːˈmidəbl) adjective
1. rather frightening. a formidable appearance.
2. very difficult to overcome. formidable difficulties.
ˈformidably adverb
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But here, even in my grand room of state, there wasn't anything in the nature of a picture except a thing the size of a bedquilt, which was either woven or knitted (it had darned places in it), and nothing in it was the right color or the right shape; and as for proportions, even Raphael himself couldn't have botched them more formidably, after all his practice on those nightmares they call his "celebrated Hampton Court cartoons.
They entered the roadstead; but as they drew near in order to cast anchor, a little cutter, looking like a coastguard formidably armed, approached the merchant vessel and dropped into the sea a boat which directed its course to the ladder.
His works, of which he had never sold one, attracted the eye at a distance of a hundred paces; but they so formidably displeased the citizens, that he had finished by painting no more.
A disruption of the Federal Union, heretofore only menaced, is now formidably attempted.
The swivel and howitzers were then loaded with powder and discharged, to let the savages know by the report how formidably they were provided.
But as the mileage lessened between her and the spot of her pilgrimage, so did Tess's confidence decrease, and her enterprise loom out more formidably.
It was formidably high, and garnished horribly with broken bottles; but it was also old, and when I came to pick at the mortar with my screw-driver, I found it reasonably rotten with age and damp.
Huntingdon, with one of her coldest and most repellent aspects, and beginning a series of the most common-place and formidably formal questions and observations, on purpose to wrest his attention from me - on purpose to vex me, as I thought: and having now looked through the portfolio, I left them to their TETE-E-TETE, and seated myself on a sofa, quite apart from the company - never thinking how strange such conduct would appear, but merely to indulge, at first, the vexation of the moment, and subsequently to enjoy my private thoughts.
she said, seconding her exhortations by a slap, which resounded very formidably, but which seemed only to knock out so much more laugh from the young ones, as they tumbled precipitately over each other out of doors, where they fairly screamed with merriment.
This done Tarzan busied himself fitting the other bags, one over each of Numa's formidably armed paws.
Her ladyship's correspondence and visiting list, her ladyship's household bills and ledgers; her ladyship's Diary and Memorandum-book (bound in scarlet morocco); her ladyship's desk, envelope-case, match-box, and taper candlestick (all in ebony and silver); her ladyship herself, presiding over her responsibilities, and wielding her materials, equal to any calls of emergency, beautifully dressed in correct morning costume, blessed with perfect health both of the secretions and the principles; absolutely void of vice, and formidably full of virtue, presented, to every properly-constituted mind, the most imposing spectacle known to humanity--the British Matron on her throne, asking the world in general, When will you produce the like of Me?
The savages were now swimming about in indecision, as a flock of pigeons is often seen to hover in confusion after receiving a heavy discharge into its leading column, apparently hesitating on the risk of storming a bank so formidably defended.