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Baleful 601 Words You Need to Know

Baleful 601 Words You Need to Know

/ˈbeɪl.fəl/ (adj)


showing evil intentions, menacing, threatening, malign, unfriendly, noxious, malicious, pernicious, sinister, malignant, harmful, spiteful, malevolent, vindictive, hostile, antagonistic, injurious, inimical


Talk about people’s baleful looks, stares, and glances. Or call someone’s eyes, face, or expression baleful.

And you can talk about baleful words, such as baleful warnings: those that suggest or foreshadow harm or deadliness.

You can also talk about something’s baleful (harmful or deadly) presence, or its baleful impact, effects, influence, or consequences.

Even feelings and attitudes can be baleful: baleful hatred, envy, prejudice, etc.




Parts of speech

Adverb: balefully

Noun: balefulness

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