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Definitions and Synonyms of baleful | Another word for baleful | What is baleful?

Definition 1: threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where baleful or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for baleful in the sense of this definition

(baleful is similar to ...) frightening because of an awareness of danger

Definition 2: deadly or sinister - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where baleful or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the Florida eagles have a fierce baleful look

Synonyms for baleful in the sense of this definition

(baleful is similar to ...) harmful or evil in intent or effect

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