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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 for·mi·da·ble /ˈfɔrmədəbəl; fɔrˈmɪ, fɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 For·mi·da·ble a.  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.
 Syn: -- Dreadful; fearful; terrible; frightful; shocking; horrible; terrific; tremendous.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: extremely impressive in strength or excellence; "a
             formidable opponent"; "the challenge was formidable";
             "had a formidable array of compositions to his
             credit"; "the formidable army of brains at the Prime
             Minister's disposal"
      2: 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 gray wall"
         [syn: redoubtable, unnerving]