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baleful Explained

baleful at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


baleful at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

O.E. bealu-full, from bealu "evil, malice, misery," from P.Gmc. *balwom (cf. O.Fris. balu,balo, O.N. bol), from PIE base *bheleu- "to beat." In poetic use only during Anglo-Saxon times and long extinct, but revived by modern romantic poets. ///

baleful at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

adj literary [Language: Old English; Origin: bealufull, from bealu 'evil']// expressing anger, hatred, or a wish to harm someone// --a baleful look// -- balefully adv //

baleful at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

82 Moby Thesaurus words for "baleful":
apocalyptic, bad, baneful, bitchy, black, bodeful, boding,
corroding, corrosive, corrupting, corruptive, counterproductive,
cussed, damaging, dark, deadly, deleterious, detrimental, dire,
direful, disadvantageous, disserviceable, distressing, doomful,
dreary, evil, evil-starred, fateful, foreboding, gloomy, harmful,
hateful, hurtful, ill, ill-boding, ill-fated, ill-omened,
ill-starred, inauspicious, iniquitous, injurious, invidious,
lethal, lowering, malefic, maleficent, malevolent, malicious,
malign, malignant, mean, menacing, mischievous, nasty, noisome,
noxious, of evil portent, ominous, ornery, pernicious, poisonous,
portending, portentous, prejudicial, scatheful, sinister, somber,
threatening, toxic, unfavorable, unfortunate, unlucky, unpromising,
unpropitious, untoward, venenate, veneniferous, venenous, venomous,
vicious, virulent, wicked

baleful at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

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Baleful at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Baleful \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]

baleful at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

adj 1: deadly or sinister; "the Florida eagles have a fierce
baleful look" [syn: {baneful}]
2: 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" [syn: {forbidding}, {menacing}, {minacious},
{minatory}, {ominous}, {sinister}, {threatening}, {ugly}]

baleful at English (WD) Of Explained:


Alternative forms

* balefull Inter: qualifier » archaic


From Inter: etyl » ang Inter: term » lang=ang|bealofull.


* Inter: IPA » /ˈbeɪl.fəl/


Inter: en-ad » j
  • Portending evil; ominous.
    1. 1674 -- John Milton: Category: w - :Paradise Lost|Paradise Lost (Category: wikisource - :Paradise Lost/Book I|Book I)
    2. : round he throws his baleful eyes, that witnessed huge affliction and dismay.
    3. 1873, Category: w - :James Thomson (B.V.)|James Thomson (B.V.), Category: s - :The City of Dreadful Night|The City of Dreadful Night
    4. : The street-lamps burn amid the baleful glooms,
    5. : Amidst the soundless solitudes immense
    6. : Of ranged mansions dark and still as tombs.
    7. Miserable, wretched, distressed, suffering.


      Inter: trans-top » ominous

  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|зловещ
  • Finnish: turmiollinen, uhkaava, pahanenteinen
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|sinistre
  • Galician: malvado, ruín

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Polish: złowieszczy
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|пагубный|m|tr=págubnyj
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|funesto

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Translation: bg » baleful
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    Translation: io » baleful
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    Translation: hu » baleful
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    Translation: sh » baleful
    Translation: sv » baleful
    Translation: ta » baleful
    Translation: te » baleful
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    Translation: zh » baleful