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redoubtable

[ri-dou-tuh-buh l] /rɪˈdaʊ tə bəl/
adjective
1.
that is to be feared; formidable.
2.
commanding or evoking respect, reverence, or the like.
Origin
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English redoutable < Middle French, equivalent to redout(er) to fear (re- re- + douter to fear, doubt) + -able -able
Related forms
redoubtableness, noun
redoubtably, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for redoubtably

redoubtable

/rɪˈdaʊtəbəl/
adjective
1.
to be feared; formidable
2.
worthy of respect
Derived Forms
redoubtableness, noun
redoubtably, adverb
Word Origin
C14: from Old French, from redouter to dread, from re- + douter to be afraid, doubt
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Word Origin and History for redoubtably

redoubtable

adj.

late 14c., from Old French redoutable (12c.), from redouter "to dread," from re-, intensive prefix, + douter "be afraid of" (see doubt (v.)).

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