简明英汉词典

formidable
[5fC:midEbl]
adj.
强大的, 令人敬畏的, 可怕的, 艰难的

美国传统词典[双解]

formidable
for.mi.da.ble
AHD:[f?r“m1-d…-b…l]
D.J.[6f%8rmid*b*l]
K.K.[6f%rm!d*b*l]
adj.(形容词)

(1)

Arousing fear, dread, or alarm:
可怕的:引起恐惧、恐怖或忧虑的:
the formidable prospect of major surgery.
重要外科手术将要发生的可怕的事

(2)

Inspiring awe, admiration, or wonder:
不可思议的:引起敬畏、钦佩或惊奇的:
“Though a true hero, he was also a thoroughgoing bureaucrat and politician, a formidable combination”(Mario Puzo)
“虽然他是一个真正的英雄,但他也是一个十足的官僚和政治家,一个不可思议的混合体”(马里奥·普佐)

(3)

Difficult to undertake, surmount, or defeat:
难对付的:难以完成、克服或对付的:
a formidable challenge; a formidable opponent.
难以应付的挑战;难以对付的对手

语源

(1)

Middle English
中古英语

(2)

from Old French
源自 古法语

(3)

from Latin formo3bilis}
源自 拉丁语 formo3bilis}

(4)

from formo3re} [to fear]
源自 formo3re} [害怕]

(5)

from formo?} [fear]
源自 formo?} [害怕]

继承用法

formidability 或

formidableness
n.(名词)

formidably
adv.(副词)

现代英汉词典

formidable
[5fC:mIdEb(E)l]
adj.

(1)

可怕的;令人生畏的
a person with a formidable appearance
面目可憎的人
The head of the research section was a formidable old professor.
研究室主任是个令人望而生畏的老教授。

(2)

艰难的;难以克服的
a formidable question
难以回答的问题
They faced formidable difficulties in their attempt to reach the mountain summit.
他们在试图登上山顶时遇到了难以克服的困难。

现代英汉综合大辞典

formidable
[5fC:midEbl]
adj.

(1)

可怕的, 可畏的

(2)

难以应付的

(3)

丰富的; 强有力的
a man with a formidable appearance
样子可怕的人
a formidable task
难应付的工作
He has a formidable knowledge of English literature.
他有丰富的英国文学知识。
Mr. Smith had formidable opposition to the proposal.
史密斯先生强烈反对该建议。

继承用法

formidability
n.

formidableness
n.

词性变化

formidably
adv.

用法词典

formidable
来自拉丁语formidabilis
英文相关词典

formidable
difficult    hard    rough    rugged    tough    

美国传统词典

formidable
for.mi.da.ble
AHD:[f?r“m1-d…-b…l]
D.J.[6f%8rmid*b*l]
K.K.[6f%rm!d*b*l]
adj.

(1)

Arousing fear, dread, or alarm:
the formidable prospect of major surgery.

(2)

Inspiring awe, admiration, or wonder:
“Though a true hero, he was also a thoroughgoing bureaucrat and politician, a formidable combination”(Mario Puzo)

(3)

Difficult to undertake, surmount, or defeat:
a formidable challenge; a formidable opponent.

语源

(1)

Middle English

(2)

from Old French

(3)

from Latin formo3bilis}

(4)

from formo3re} [to fear]

(5)

from formo?} [fear]

继承用法

formidability or

formidableness
n.

formidably
adv.

英汉化学大词典

formidable
adj.可怕的,困难的

英汉计算机大词典

formidable
adj.可怕的(困难的)

英汉水利大词典

formidable
n.难对付的,难克服的,棘手的

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