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redoubtable adj
1 inspiring fear; "the formidable prospect of major surgery"; "a tougher and more redoubtable adversary than the heel-clicking, jackbooted fanatic"- G.H.Johnston; "something unnerving and prisonlike about high gray wall" [syn: formidable, unnerving]
2 having or worthy of pride; "redoubtable scholar of the Renaissance"; "born of a redoubtable family" [syn: glorious, illustrious, respected]

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  1. Eliciting respect or fear; imposing; awe-inspiring.
    The redoubtable New York Times has been called the "newspaper of record" of the United States.

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