- that is to be feared; formidable.
- commanding or evoking respect, reverence, or the like.
Origin of redoubtable
Examples from the Web for redoubtable
Even the intelligence operations of the redoubtable New York City Police Department are under fire.The Second Oldest Profession is Here to Stay
October 25, 2013
In the 1990s, progressive politicians led by the redoubtable Al Gore, viewed the “digital divide” as a dire national crisis.Government Should Not Spend Big Bucks to Close Internet ‘Time-Wasting Divide’
June 14, 2012
And what about his replacement, the redoubtable Rosa Otunbayeva, a former foreign minister and ambassador to the U.S.?The Afghanistan-Kyrgyzstan Connection
June 19, 2010
She was virginity personified with all its redoubtable mystery.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
On he went, like a redoubtable conqueror with Pepsy after him.Pee-wee Harris
Percy Keese Fitzhugh
They will form a caste—poor, stern to itself, and redoubtable.Initiation into Philosophy
All this time the landlords brandish a redoubtable weapon: starvation.Rosinante to the Road Again
John Dos Passos
But the glory of these redoubtable Cinque Ports has departed.England, Picturesque and Descriptive
- to be feared; formidable
- worthy of respect
Word Origin and History for redoubtable
late 14c., from Old French redoutable (12c.), from redouter "to dread," from re-, intensive prefix, + douter "be afraid of" (see doubt (v.)).