baneful


bane·ful

adjective \ˈbān-fəl\

: causing destruction or serious damage : bad or evil

Full Definition of BANEFUL

1
:  productive of destruction or woe :  seriously harmful <a baneful influence>
2
archaic :  poisonous
bane·ful·ly \-fə-lē\ adverb

Examples of BANEFUL

  1. The legislation could have a baneful effect on the poor.
  2. the baneful consequences of war

First Known Use of BANEFUL

1579

Rhymes with BANEFUL

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