baneful

  • 1 Baneful — Bane ful, a. Having poisonous qualities; deadly; destructive; injurious; noxious; pernicious. Baneful hemlock. Garth. Baneful wrath. Chapman. [1913 Webster] {Bane ful*ly}, adv. {Bane ful*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 baneful — I adjective bad, baleful, corrosive, damaging, dangerous, deadly, deleterious, destructive, detrimental, disadvantageous, disastrous, disserviceable, evil, fatal, harmful, heinous, hostile, hurtful, insalubrious, injurious, lethal, malevolent,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 baneful — *pernicious, noxious, deleterious, detrimental Analogous words: harmful, injurious, mischievous, hurtful (see corresponding nouns at INJURY): malign, *sinister, baleful: *poisonous, venomous, toxic Antonyms: beneficial Contrasted words:… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 4 baneful — [adj] ruinous, injurious baleful, calamitous, deadly, deleterious, destructive, disastrous, evil, fatal, harmful, hurtful, malefic, noxious, pernicious, pestilent, pestilential, poisonous, venomous, wicked; concepts 537,570 Ant. advantageous,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 5 baneful — [bān′fəl] adj. causing distress, death, or ruin; deadly SYN. PERNICIOUS banefully adv …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 baneful — baleful, baneful These two somewhat literary words are not much used in everyday language; baleful is slightly better known perhaps than baneful. Since they overlap in meaning, they tend to be confused. Baleful (from bale, ‘misery’) means ‘having …

    Modern English usage

  • 7 baneful — banefully, adv. banefulness, n. /bayn feuhl/, adj. 1. destructive; pernicious: a baneful superstition. 2. deadly; poisonous: baneful herbs. [1570 80; BANE + FUL] Syn. harmful, noxious; venomous, toxic. * * * …

    Universalium

  • 8 baneful — /ˈbeɪnfəl/ (say baynfuhl) adjective destructive; pernicious; poisonous: a baneful superstition; baneful herbs. –banefully, adverb …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 9 baneful — adjective Date: 1579 1. productive of destruction or woe ; seriously harmful < a baneful influence > 2. archaic poisonous Synonyms: see pernicious • banefully …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 10 baneful — See baleful, baneful …

    Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • 11 baneful — adjective a) Exceedingly harmful; causing harm, death, ruin. b) Deadly or sinister …

    Wiktionary

  • 12 baneful — Synonyms and related words: apocalyptic, appalling, atrocious, awful, bad, baleful, beastly, black, bodeful, boding, brutal, calamitous, cataclysmal, cataclysmic, catastrophic, consuming, consumptive, corroding, corrosive, corrupting, corruptive …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 13 baneful — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Extremely destructive or harmful: deadly, malignant, noxious, pernicious, pestilent, pestilential, virulent. See HELP. 2. Portending future disaster: apocalyptic, apocalyptical, dire, direful, fateful, fire and …

    English dictionary for students

  • 14 baneful — bane|ful [ˈbeınfəl] adj literary evil or bad …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 baneful — bane|ful [ beınfəl ] adjective LITERARY bad or evil …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 baneful — bane·ful || beɪnfÊŠl adj. destructive, harmful …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 17 baneful — a. 1. Poisonous, venomous. 2. Destructive, noxious, hurtful, injurious, pernicious, mischievous, deadly, ruinous, fraught with evil. See baleful …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 18 baneful — adjective literary evil or bad banefully adverb …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 baneful — adj 1. destructive, ruinous, pernicious, disastrous, calamitous; injurious, harmful, hurtful, damaging, detrimental, deleterious; tragic, evil, bad, sinister, threatening. 2. poisonous, toxic, venomous, noxious; lethal, deadly, morbific, fatal. 3 …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 20 baneful — bane·ful …

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