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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Baleful  \Bale"ful\,  a.  [AS.  bealoful  See  {Bale}  misery.] 
  1.  Full  of  deadly  or  pernicious  influence;  destructive. 
  ``Baleful  enemies.''  --Shak. 
 
  Four  infernal  rivers  that  disgorge  Into  the  burning 
  lake  their  baleful  streams.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  Full  of  grief  or  sorrow;  woeful;  sad.  [Archaic] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  baleful 
  adj  1:  deadly  or  sinister;  "the  Florida  eagles  have  a  fierce 
  baleful  look"  [syn:  {baneful}] 
  2:  threatening  or  foreshadowing  evil  or  tragic  developments;  "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"  [syn:  {forbidding},  {menacing},  {minacious}, 
  {minatory},  {ominous},  {sinister},  {threatening},  {ugly}] 




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