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baleful - Dictionary definition and meaning for word baleful

(adj) deadly or sinister
Synonyms : baneful
Example Sentence
  • the Florida eagles have a fierce baleful look

(adj) threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments
Example Sentence
  • a baleful look
  • forbidding thunderclouds
  • his tone became menacing
  • ominous rumblings of discontent
  • sinister storm clouds
  • a sinister smile
  • his threatening behavior
  • ugly black clouds
  • the situation became ugly

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for baleful

when we pronounce this word this word sounds simillar to word painful........and anything painful is always a result of an evil act
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by preetisoni2411

BALEFUL.....remind yourself of christian bale.....in The Dark Knight.....the movie immediately reminds you of Joker....the BALEFUL joker!!
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by shanto6888

Baleful ~ bail+ful; when any dangerous convict gets out of jail taking bail, he could be threatening
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by yokel

Baleful = Bal + ful. Bal means hair ful means lots of it. Assume a person with unruly long hair.... he naturally seems threatening and intimidating to others... hence BALEFUL.
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by passion2win

In the cricket ground, throwing bale is baleful for batsman.
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by bhardwajrk

we put alarming bells indicating fire..
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by nileshdive

Tottenham Hotspurs' Gareth BALE is always 'BALEFUL' to the opposition with his deadly pace and clinical finishing.
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by joshjohn1984

When the "jail" is "full", it is threatening. So baleful means threatening
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by Iam

if you know the game diablo its easy to remember. Bale is another big EVIL who is diablo's brother.
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by roketz2k7

Think of cartoons, when a cartoon character is FRIGHTENED or THREATENED it become pale...white in color
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by BNS

we can remember this word as balaful= filled with bala(problem)
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by guswidgutts

u can think of a person who is requesting a bale( in court).......obviously who is asking bale will be sinister and threatning....and every inch of him shows evil.....
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by nayeem

In the Bible, the harmful and sinister God BAAL and his prophets, are defeated by Elijah the Prophet.
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by dshefman

bale in telugu means lizard if there are ful bales then its symbol of evil
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by sabitha.poladi@gmail.com

lets BAIL after a FULTOO job
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by joxeusindia

think of "bale":cotton bale when you use up BALEFUL of cotton it indicates that something EVIL,MALIGNANT has happened
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by manojmothy

It can be taken as Bail-E-ful in which the central big "E" stands for Evil and looks with evil eyes towards us
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by fahad18g

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