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Synonyms for baneful
ˈbeɪn fəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. baneful, deadly, pernicious, pestilent(adj)

    exceedingly harmful

    Synonyms:
    pernicious, pestiferous, deathly, virulent, venomous, baleful, mortal, insidious, lethal, pestilent, deadly, plaguey, subtle, pestilential, mortal(a)

    Antonyms:
    innocuous, beneficent

  2. baleful, baneful(adj)

    deadly or sinister

    "the Florida eagles have a fierce baleful look"

    Synonyms:
    forbidding, minacious, baleful, ominous, minatory, pestilent, deadly, pernicious, menacing, threatening, sinister

    Antonyms:
    beneficent, innocuous

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. baneful

    Pernicious (Latin per, through, and neco, kill) signifies having the power of destroying or injuring, tending to hurt or kill. Pernicious is stronger than injurious; that which is injurious is capable of doing harm; that which is pernicious is likely to be destructive. Noxious (Latin noceo, hurt) is a stronger word than noisome, as referring to that which is injurious or destructive. Noisome now always denotes that which is extremely disagreeable or disgusting, especially to the sense of smell; as, the noisome stench proclaimed the presence of noxious gases.

    Synonyms:
    bad, deadly, deleterious, destructive, detrimental, evil, foul, harmful, hurtful, injurious, insalubrious, mischievous, noisome, noxious, pernicious, perverting, pestiferous, pestilential, poisonous, ruinous, unhealthful, unwholesome

    Antonyms:
    advantageous, beneficent, beneficial, favorable, good, healthful, helpful, invigorating, life-giving, profitable, rejuvenating, salutary, serviceable, useful, wholesome

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. baneful(a.)

    Synonyms:
    poisonous, venomous

  2. baneful(a.)

    Synonyms:
    destructive, noxious, hurtful, injurious, pernicious, mischievous, baleful, deadly, ruinous, fraught with evil

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How to use baneful in a sentence?

  1. Mikhail Aleksandrovich Bakunin:

    The instinct to command others, in its primitive essence, is a carnivorous, altogether bestial and savage instinct. Under the influence of the mental development of man, it takes on a somewhat more ideal form and becomes somewhat ennobled, presenting itself as the instrument of reason and the devoted servant of that abstraction, or political fiction, which is called the public good. But in its essence it remains just as baneful, and it becomes even more so when, with the application of science, it extends its scope and intensifies the power of its action. If there is a devil in history, it is this power principle.

  2. Herman Melville:

    If some books are deemed most baneful and their sale forbid, how, then, with deadlier facts, not dreams of doting men? Those whom books will hurt will not be proof against events. Events, not books, should be forbid.


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