Lets play word ball
Mnemonic - ball full of evil
Word - baleful
Meaning - evil
Part of Speech - adjective
Synonyms - hurtful, deadly, sinister, malignant
Antonyms - good, favorable, auspicious
1 The baleful effects of methyl isocynate started to manifest themselves soon after the leak and there was chaos on the street of Bhopal.
2 The court condemned his baleful act of murder before sentencing him to death.
3 Beware of the baleful glare of the basilisk for it may take your life.
4 The baleful influence of the Vazir on the court had blinded the justice of the King.
5 The baleful impact of commercials is that they create unnecessary need.
6 The ever widening gap between the rich and the poor will have baleful consequences.
Difference between Baleful and Baneful
Baleful refers to something which threatens or intends harm and injury while baneful is something which produces harm or injury. Ex - a baleful glance, a baneful poison.