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formidable (adj) causing fear and respect.
When people or things are formidable, they cause fear and respect in us for them, because they are impressive and powerful. A formidable task is a difficult task which demands a great effort, and is hard to accomplish. A formidable team is a group of persons each one of whom is very powerful, and so difficult to deal with. A person with formidable qualifications has very impressive qualifications and is powerful in their area.
- The movie has formidable cast. Almost all the former Oscar award winners, both women and men, acting in it and the director, a veteran of many successful movies.
- Ending poverty, illiteracy, and diseases is a formidable task but needs to be tried. The difficulty and effort involved, especially in ending poverty, should not deter us from the attempt.