baleful definition

  • adjective:
    • Portending wicked; ominous. See Synonyms at sinister.
    • Harmful or malignant in intent or result.
    • Portending wicked; ominous.
    • Miserable, wretched, troubled, enduring.
    • saturated in life-threatening or pernicious impact; destructive.
    • saturated in grief or sorrow; woeful; sad.
    • harmful or foreshadowing bad or tragic improvements
    • deadly or sinister
  • others:
    • Full of upsetting or malign impact; destructive; pernicious; noxious; direful; deadly: as, “baleful breath,”
    • “baleful medicines,”
    • Fraught with bale; high in calamity or misfortune; disastrous; wretched; miserable.

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