Origin of formidable
Examples from the Web for formidability
The barbed-wire entanglements were deep, in keeping with the formidability of the German trench system.
British Dictionary definitions for formidability
Word Origin for formidable
Word Origin and History for formidability
mid-15c., from Middle French formidable (15c.), from Latin formidabilis "causing fear, terrible," from formidare "to fear," from formido "fearfulness, fear, terror, dread." Related: Formidably.