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    Formidably

    Dear Teachers, Please explain the word ' formidably' here. She is formidably shrewd.




    thanks a lot

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    Re: Formidably

    She is impressively and powerfully shrewd.

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    Re: Formidably

    She is shrewd. (cunning, crafty, astute, knowing,)
    How shrewd?
    In an "awesome" way.

    You are probably never going to use "formidably" in your lifetime!!

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    Re: Formidably

    I'm not a teacher. That said, I would just like to add to the excellent definitions given above that "formidably" in this context often carries a connotation of fear, possibly discomfort, or grudging respect. The phrase "formidably intelligent" or "a formidable intellect" is often used here in NZ in a political context, when politicians are discussing an opponent. It is a compliment, but it definitely suggests that the person using the description would be happier if person being described was not so "formidably" intelligent.

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