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Meaning of BALEFUL

Pronunciation:  'beylful

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments; "a baleful look"; "forbidding thunderclouds"; "his tone became menacing"; "ominous rumblings of discontent"; "sinister storm clouds"; "a sinister smile"; "his threatening behavior"; "ugly black clouds"; "the situation became ugly"
  2. [adj]  deadly or sinister; "the Florida eagles have a fierce baleful look"

BALEFUL is a 7 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: alarming, baneful, forbidding, maleficent, menacing, minacious, minatory, ominous, sinister, threatening, ugly



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Bale"ful\, a. [AS. bealoful. See {Bale} misery.]
1. Full of deadly or pernicious influence; destructive.
   ``Baleful enemies.'' --Shak.

         Four infernal rivers that disgorge Into the burning
         lake their baleful streams.           --Milton.

2. Full of grief or sorrow; woeful; sad. [Archaic]

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