AskDefine | Define baneful

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baneful adj
1 exceedingly harmful [syn: deadly, pernicious, pestilent]
2 deadly or sinister; "the Florida eagles have a fierce baleful look" [syn: baleful]

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  1. Exceedingly harmful; causing harm, death, ruin.
  2. Deadly or sinister.
  3. Portending disaster.
  4. Poisonous.

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