1400–50; late Middle English < French < Latin formīdābilis causing fear, equivalent to formīd- (stem of formīdāre to fear) + -ābilis -able
1. dreadful, appalling, threatening, menacing, fearful, frightful, horrible.
|Part of Speech:||adjective|
|Synonyms:||appalling, awful, dangerous, daunting, dire, dismaying, dreadful, fearful, fierce, frightful, horrific, imposing, impregnable, intimidating, menacing, redoubtable, shocking, terrible, terrific, threatening|
|Antonyms:||feeble, friendly, harmless, nice, pleasant, powerless, weak|
Same friend came up with yet another great sentence.
The child’s formidable gut and ham-hock fists proved to be a lucrative asset for his milk money collection business.