baneful definition

  • adjective:
    • Causing harm, harm, or demise; harmful. See Usage Note at baleful.
    • extremely harmful; causing damage, death, spoil.
    • Deadly or sinister.
    • Portending catastrophe.
    • Poisonous.
    • Having poisonous qualities; deadly; destructive; damaging; noxious; pernicious.
    • deadly or sinister
    • exceedingly harmful
    • Causing harm, harm, or demise; damaging. See Usage Note at baleful.
    • extremely harmful; causing harm, death, harm.
    • Deadly or sinister.
    • Portending disaster.
    • Poisonous.
    • Having toxic qualities; lethal; destructive; harmful; noxious; pernicious.
    • lethal or sinister
    • extremely harmful
  • others:
    • Destructive; pernicious; poisonous: as, “baneful wrath,”
    • “baneful hemlock,”
    • Synonyms Hurtful, harmful, naughty, deadly.
    • Destructive; pernicious; poisonous: as, “baneful wrath,”
    • “baneful hemlock,”
    • Synonyms Hurtful, harmful, mischievous, lethal.

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