Definition of redoubtable adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//rɪˈdaʊtəbl//
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈdaʊtəbl//
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if a person is redoubtable, they have very strong qualities that make you respect them and perhaps feel afraid of them synonym formidable a redoubtable leader He was dreading his interview with the redoubtable Mrs Fitton. Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French redoutable, from redouter ‘to fear’, from re- (expressing intensive force) + douter ‘to doubt’.
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