Baleful meaning

bālfəl
The definition of baleful is something that is threatening and dangerous.

An example of something baleful is a powerful hurricane.

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Portending evil; ominous.

The guard's baleful glare frightened the children.

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Harmful or malignant in intent or effect.

A baleful influence.

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Harmful or threatening harm or evil; ominous; deadly.
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Sorrowful; wretched.
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Miserable, wretched, distressed, suffering.
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Origin of baleful

  • From Old English bealofull.

    From Wiktionary