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Conveys PowerPlay
It suggests someone or something has impressive abilities that could evoke fear or respect. SlideThe company's formidable financial resources scared off their competitors.
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Feeling IntensePlay
Use it when the strength or intensity of a person, event, or situation feels almost overwhelming. SlideThe heat today is formidable; it's almost too much to bear.
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Respect Through FearPlay
Implies respect is earned partly through the potential to instill fear, not just admiration. SlideHer formidable reputation made everyone reluctant to challenge her.