AskDefine | Define formidable

Dictionary Definition

formidable adj
1 extremely impressive in strength or excellence; "a formidable opponent"; "the challenge was formidable"; "had a formidable array of compositions to his credit"; "the formidable army of brains at the Prime Minister's disposal"
2 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: redoubtable, unnerving]

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English

Etymology

From Latin formidabilis, from formidare ‘fear’.

Pronunciation

  • /fɔ:'mɪdəbəl/

Adjective

  1. causing fear, dread, awe or admiration as a result of size, strength, or some other impressive quality; commanding respect
  2. difficult to defeat or overcome

Translations

causing fear, dread, awe or admiration as a result of size, strength, or some other impressive quality
difficult to defeat or overcome

French

Etymology

From Latin formidabilis, from formidare ‘fear’.

Pronunciation

  • /fɔʀmidabl/

Extensive Definition

Formidable is the soundtrack to the show performed at the Moulin Rouge in Paris, France by American singer La Toya Jackson. Only 3,000 copies were pressed and it has become one of the most sought-after albums by La Toya's fans.
La Toya was the main attraction at the Moulin Rouge for four months, at which point she broke her contract and was fined $550,000 by the owners of Moulin Rouge.

Track listing

  1. "Les Doriss Girls"
  2. "Les Touristes"
  3. "Formidable"*
  4. "Paris En Rose"
  5. "A Paris, Les Femmes Ressemblent A Des Fleurs"*
  6. "Les Garçons Du Desert"*
  7. "Le Marche"
  8. "Les Filles Aux Serpents"
  9. "Night Club"*
  10. "Les Crocodiles"
  11. "Les Tapis Volants"*
  12. "La Fontaine Lumineuse"*
  13. "Allons A L'Opera"
  14. "Valses De Vienne"
  15. "French Cancan"
  16. "La Danse Nouvelle - Jeanne Avril Et Bruant"*
  17. "Une Pensee Pour Maurice"
  18. "Un Clin D'ceil A Josephine"
  19. "Locomotion"*
  20. French Meddley*
  21. "Grand Final Blanc Et Rouge - Formidable"*
An asterisk (*) notates songs where La Toya performed.

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