(Of a person) formidable, especially as an opponent: he was a redoubtable debater
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- A sportsman to his fingertips, the redoubtable John Joe has left many of us with some tremendous memories of his hurling and footballing feats.
- Sure, they are redoubtable opponents, but brawny, one-dimensional teams deficient in natural ability will not seriously challenge the world's best.
- ‘If that was the case then they clearly reckoned without Mrs Hiley, a redoubtable lady who has stuck to her guns throughout,’ he said.
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- But in the Sparta corner was, most redoubtably if less predictably, the equally progressive thinker Jean-Jacques Rousseau.
Late Middle English: from Old French redoutable, from redouter 'to fear', from re- (expressing intensive force) + douter 'to doubt'.
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