Formidable

Definition of Formidable

For´mi`da`ble
a.1.Exciting fear or apprehension; impressing dread; adapted to excite fear and deter from approach, encounter, or undertaking; alarming.
They seemed to fear the formodable sight.
- Dryden.
I swell my preface into a volume, and make it formidable, when you see so many pages behind.
- Drydn.

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