bane|ful

bane|ful
bane|ful «BAYN fuhl», adjective.
1. causing harm or destruction; injurious: »

Air pollution has a baneful effect on trees.

SYNONYM(S): bad, evil, pernicious.
2. destroying life; deadly: »

a baneful poison.

SYNONYM(S): fatal, lethal.
bane´ful|ly, adverb.
bane´ful|ness, noun.

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  • bane´ful|ly — bane|ful «BAYN fuhl», adjective. 1. causing harm or destruction; injurious: »Air pollution has a baneful effect on trees. SYNONYM(S): bad, evil, pernicious. 2. destroying life; deadly: »a baneful poison. SYNONYM(S): fatal, lethal …   Useful english dictionary

  • bane´ful|ness — bane|ful «BAYN fuhl», adjective. 1. causing harm or destruction; injurious: »Air pollution has a baneful effect on trees. SYNONYM(S): bad, evil, pernicious. 2. destroying life; deadly: »a baneful poison. SYNONYM(S): fatal, lethal …   Useful english dictionary

  • bane·ful — /ˈbeınfəl/ adj formal + literary : causing destruction or serious damage : bad or evil The legislation could have a baneful effect on the poor. the baneful consequences of war …   Useful english dictionary

  • bane — bane·ful; bane·ful·ly; bris·bane; ca·bane; mir·bane; plum·bane; ur·bane; ur·bane·ly; wolfs·bane; bane; …   English syllables

  • baneful — bane·ful …   English syllables

  • banefully — bane·ful·ly …   English syllables

  • baneful — bane•ful [[t]ˈbeɪn fəl[/t]] adj. destructive, pernicious, or poisonous • Etymology: 1570–80 bane′ful•ly, adv. bane′ful•ness, n …   From formal English to slang

  • baneful — bane|ful [ˈbeınfəl] adj literary evil or bad …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • baneful — bane|ful [ beınfəl ] adjective LITERARY bad or evil …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 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

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