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baleful (adj) expressing hatred; appearing harmful and dangerous; indicating evil.
Baleful looks express a person's hatred for another person, and his desire to harm them. Baleful influence is harmful, deadly, or evil influence. If a person has no hope of joy in future, his future is baleful. If there are no signs of a good future, the outlook for their future is baleful.
- The de-addiction centre is fighting hard to free the addicts from the baleful grip of drugs and to help them lead normal lives.
- As the sailors looked at the baleful skies, holding out the threat of a severe storm, they lost the hope of reaching the shores without trouble.