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baneful

[ beyn-fuhl ]
/ ˈbeɪn fəl /
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adjective
destructive; pernicious: a baneful superstition.
deadly; poisonous: baneful herbs.
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Origin of baneful

First recorded in 1570–80; bane + -ful

OTHER WORDS FROM baneful

bane·ful·ly, adverbbane·ful·ness, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH baneful

baleful, baneful
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British Dictionary definitions for baneful

baneful
/ (ˈbeɪnfʊl) /

adjective
archaic destructive, poisonous, or fatal

Derived forms of baneful

banefully, adverbbanefulness, noun
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