WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
re•doubt•a•ble /rɪˈdaʊtəbəl/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. causing fear;
    fearsome;
    formidable.
  2. commanding respect or reverence.
re•doubt•a•bly, adv. 

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
re•doubt•a•ble  (ri doutə bəl),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. that is to be feared;
    formidable.
  2. commanding or evoking respect, reverence, or the like.
re•doubta•ble•ness, n. 
re•doubta•bly, adv. 
  • Middle French, equivalent. to redout(er) to fear (re- re- + douter to fear, doubt) + -able -able
  • Middle English redoutable 1325–75


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

redoubtable /rɪˈdaʊtəbəl/ adj
  1. to be feared; formidable
  2. worthy of respect
Etymology: 14th Century: from Old French, from redouter to dread, from re- + douter to be afraid, doubt

reˈdoubtableness n reˈdoubtably adv



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