What does baneful mean?

baneful meaning in General Dictionary

Having toxic qualities deadly destructive injurious noxious pernicious

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  • extremely harmful
  • lethal or sinister
  • Having poisonous qualities; dangerous; destructive; injurious; noxious; pernicious.

baneful meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) Having toxic qualities; life-threatening; destructive; damaging; noxious; pernicious.


Sentence Examples with the word baneful

Moreover, a feeling of revulsion against the Jesuits was sweeping over western Europe: they were accused of being the incarnation of the most baneful principles, political, intellectual, moral; and though Clement (1758-1769) protected them against the pressure of the Bourbon courts, his successor Clement XIV.

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