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redoubtable

[ ri-dou-tuh-buhl ]
/ rɪˈdaʊ tə bəl /
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adjective
that is to be feared; formidable.
commanding or evoking respect, reverence, or the like.
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Origin of redoubtable

First recorded in 1400–50; Middle English redoutable, from Middle French, equivalent to redout(er) “to fear” (re- re- + douter “to fear, doubt” ) + -able “be capable of”; see doubt, -able

OTHER WORDS FROM redoubtable

re·doubt·a·ble·ness, nounre·doubt·a·bly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for redoubtable

redoubtable
/ (rɪˈdaʊtəbəl) /

adjective
to be feared; formidable
worthy of respect

Derived forms of redoubtable

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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