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What does "Baleful" mean?

Definition

(a.) Full of deadly or pernicious influence; destructive (a.) Full of grief or sorrow; woeful; sad


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


Example: "A baleful look" Example: "The Florida eagles have a fierce baleful look"


Word Family balefully, balefulness