1. [syn: formidable, redoubtable, unnerving]
2. worthy of respect or honor;
- Example: "born of a redoubtable family"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Redoubtable \Re*doubt"a*ble\ (-?*b'l), a. [F. redoutable,
formerly also spelt redoubtable.]
Formidable; dread; terrible to foes; as, a redoubtable hero;
hence, valiant; -- often in contempt or burlesque. [Written
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: inspiring fear; "the formidable prospect of major
surgery"; "a tougher and more redoubtable adversary than
the heel-clicking, jackbooted fanatic"- G.H.Johnston;
"something unnerving and prisonlike about high grey wall"
[syn: formidable, redoubtable, unnerving]
2: worthy of respect or honor; "born of a redoubtable family"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
40 Moby Thesaurus words for "redoubtable":
appalling, astounding, awe-inspiring, awesome, awful, celebrated,
dire, direful, distinguished, dread, dreaded, dreadful, eminent,
famed, fell, formidable, frightful, ghastly, ghoulish, great, grim,
grisly, gruesome, hideous, horrendous, horrible, horrid, horrific,
horrifying, illustrious, macabre, morbid, notable, prominent,
renowned, schrecklich, shocking, terrible, terrific, tremendous