baneful


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bane·ful

 (bān′fəl)
adj.
1. Causing harm, ruin, or death; harmful. See Usage Note at baleful.
2. Portending harm; ominous.

bane′ful·ly adv.

baneful

(ˈbeɪnfʊl)
adj
archaic destructive, poisonous, or fatal
ˈbanefully adv
ˈbanefulness n

bane•ful

(ˈbeɪn fəl)

adj.
destructive, pernicious, or poisonous.
[1570–80]
bane′ful•ly, adv.
bane′ful•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.baneful - exceedingly harmfulbaneful - exceedingly harmful      
noxious - injurious to physical or mental health; "noxious chemical wastes"; "noxious ideas"
2.baneful - deadly or sinisterbaneful - deadly or sinister; "the Florida eagles have a fierce baleful look"
maleficent - harmful or evil in intent or effect

baneful

adjective
Translations

baneful

[ˈbeɪnfʊl] ADJ (liter) (= poisonous) → nocivo; (= destructive) → funesto, fatal

baneful

baneful

[ˈbeɪnfʊl] adjdannoso/a, nocivo/a

baneful

a. venenoso-a, dañino-a, destructivo-a.
References in classic literature ?
My foible was patriotism; I was ruined by the baneful habit of trying to serve my country.
He made some commonplace observation upon the baneful effect of the night air at the season.
But this would be, in reality, an inversion of the primary principle of our political association, as it would in practice transfer the care of the common defense from the federal head to the individual members: a project oppressive to some States, dangerous to all, and baneful to the Confederacy.
We had occasion, in a former paper, to take notice of the repeated trials which have been unsuccessfully made in the United Netherlands for reforming the baneful and notorious vices of their constitution.
He instructed him in the poisonous qualities of arsenic, and furnished him with an ample supply of that baneful drug.
Your inexperience of the world, Miss Tulliver, prevents you from anticipating fully the very unjust conceptions that will probably be formed concerning your conduct,--conceptions which will have a baneful effect, even in spite of known evidence to disprove them.
In what am I benefited by accompanying my son so far, since I now abandon him, and allow him to depart alone to the baneful climate of Africa?
A baneful promiscuous intercourse of the sexes is hereby avoided, and virtue, without being damorously invoked, is, as it were, unconsciously practised.
Already, I seemed to feel my intellect deteriorating, my heart petrifying, my soul contracting; and I trembled lest my very moral perceptions should become deadened, my distinctions of right and wrong confounded, and all my better faculties be sunk, at last, beneath the baneful influence of such a mode of life.
We would not have our guardians grow up amid images of moral deformity, as in some noxious pasture, and there browse and feed upon many a baneful herb and flower day by day, little by little, until they silently gather a festering mass of corruption in their own soul.
If he is now exposed to the baneful influence of corrupting and wicked companions, what glory to deliver him from them
The unhappy man whose ravings are recorded above, was a melancholy instance of the baneful results of energies misdirected in early life, and excesses prolonged until their consequences could never be repaired.