formidable collocations and examples

 UK /ˈfɔː(r)mɪdəb(ə)l/UK /fə(r)ˈmɪdəb(ə)l/

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very impressive or difficult to deal with

Adverbs frequently used with formidable
very: so, truly, veryThey have built up a truly formidable reputation as the hottest live band in Britain.rather: fairly, pretty informal, quite, ratherThe foothills of the Italian Alps form a pretty formidable barrier.
Nouns frequently used with formidable
opponent: adversary, competitor, enemy, foe, opponent, opposition, rivalHe is a formidable opponent for anyone daring to break the law.obstacle: barrier, obstacleThere are formidable obstacles to such claims ever succeeding in court.task: challenge, taskCaring for a seriously injured casualty in a remote area is a formidable challenge.quality: intellect, presence, reputation, talentTheir set featured Bob singing solo, showcasing his formidable singing array, line-upThere will be a formidable array of top speakers at the conference.power or powerful person or group: force, powerCarthage had become the most formidable force in the Western Mediterranean.The article demonstrates the formidable force of modern multinational corporations.
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