redoubtable

[ ri-dou-tuh-buh l ]
/ rɪˈdaʊ tə bəl /

adjective

that is to be feared; formidable.
commanding or evoking respect, reverence, or the like.

Origin of redoubtable

1325–75; Middle English redoutable < Middle French, equivalent to redout(er) to fear (re- re- + douter to fear, doubt) + -able -able

Related forms

re·doubt·a·ble·ness, nounre·doubt·a·bly, adverb
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redoubtable

/ (rɪˈdaʊtəbəl) /

adjective

to be feared; formidable
worthy of respect

Derived Forms

redoubtableness, nounredoubtably, adverb

Word Origin for redoubtable

C14: from Old French, from redouter to dread, from re- + douter to be afraid, doubt
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