What does the word baneful mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Banefully.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Noxious; poisonous; deadly.

Usage examples for baneful

  1. Instead of research being pushed on diligently in the only direction that promised any chance of success, it was cut short by the baneful method of experimenting on animals. – On Snake-Poison: its Action and its Antidote by A. Mueller
  2. You came and awoke me, and I soon resisted the baneful ghost of that terrible man, who is still able to disturb in this fearful way the quiet lives of the living." – Weird Tales. Vol. I by E. T. A. Hoffmann
  3. So baneful, indeed, did Druidism come to be considered, that to hold even with the least of its superstitions was treated at Rome as a capital offence. – Early Britain--Roman Britain by Edward Conybeare