Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

Hurtful; malign; malignant; pernicious.

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Usage examples "baleful":

  1. The fair woman's blue eyes and white face seemed to glitter with anger, like a baleful lightning. - "The Mark Of Cain", Andrew Lang.
  2. My last impression as I left the room was of the baleful, dead, challenging stare of the man's wildcat eyes. - "The Killer", Stewart Edward White.
  3. He saw himself stealing down a long corridor to the door of a big room strewn with books and papers, that through some baleful and mysterious spell could not be made to open at all hours. - "The Valiants of Virginia", Hallie Erminie Rives.