formidable
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formidable(
fawr
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mih
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duh
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buhl
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (challenging)
a. formidable
Chavez is a formidable opponent; he's got a good hook.Chávez es un contrincante formidable; tiene un buen gancho.
The Tour de France is a formidable bike race.El Tour de Francia es una carrera de bicicletas formidable.
b. tremendo
Our team is preparing for a formidable match this week.Nuestro equipo se está preparando para un partido tremendo esta semana.
2. (fearsome)
a. formidable
The boxer will face his most formidable opponent yet in the next bout.El boxeador se enfrentará a su contrincante más formidable hasta ahora en la próxima pelea.
3. (amazing)
a. formidable
This is a formidable debut from a young but talented author.Este es un formidable debut de una joven pero talentosa autora.
b. extraordinario
Bernardo was recognized for his formidable service as ambassador.Bernardo fue reconocido por su servicio extraordinario como embajador.
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formidable
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (opponent, difficulty)
a. terrible
2. (performance, talent)
a. formidable
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formidable [ˈfɔːmɪdəbl]
adjective
[+person] formidable
...her formidable grandmother Somehow this small but formidable woman made her way through the immense crowd ...the formidable Gordon, the team's top scorer
[+opponent] temible
He faced a formidable opponent in the new Labour leader He had earned the reputation of being a formidable opponent
[+task, challenge, obstacle] tremendo; impresionante; [+reputation, team, combination, talents] formidable; extraordinario
There is a formidable barrier of barbed wire and minefields along the country's international borders we have a formidable task ahead of us No one is willing to take on the formidable task of changing the whole structure He may, however, face a formidable challenge from his rival ..struggling nations face formidable obstacles in their development He gathered together a formidable team of geographers, cartographers, master mariners and astronomers Marsalis has a formidable reputation in both jazz and classical music ...what a formidable combination this orchestra and conductor made Kenneth Branagh's formidable talents include acting, writing and directing
he has a formidable temper tiene un genio tremendo; she was a formidable woman era una mujer formidable or que imponía
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formidable
Listen to an audio pronunciation
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formidable(
fohr
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mee
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dah
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bleh
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (wonderful)
a. fantastic
Tuvimos una celebración formidable. We had a fantastic celebration.
b. terrific
El orador dio un discurso formidable.The orator gave a terrific speech.
2. (huge and powerful)
a. tremendous
Verónica tiene una fuerza de voluntad formidable. Veronica has tremendous will power.
b. formidable
Carlos es un contrincante formidable. Carlos is a formidable opponent.
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
3. (wonderful)
a. fantastic
Vamos a París este fin. - ¡Formidable!We're going to Paris this weekend. -Fantastic!
b. splendid
Gané la lotería.- ¡Formidable!I won the lottery. - Splendid!
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formidable
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (enorme)
a. tremendous
2. (extraordinario)
a. amazing, fantastic
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
formidable
adjective
1 [+enemigo, problema] formidable
2 (estupendo) terrific; tremendous
¡formidable! that's great! (familiar); splendid!
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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