Definition of Balefulness

1. Noun. The quality or nature of being harmful or evil.

Exact synonyms: Maleficence, Mischief
Generic synonyms: Evil, Evilness
Attributes: Maleficent
Derivative terms: Baleful, Baleful, Maleficent, Mischievous
Antonyms: Beneficence



Definition of Balefulness

1. n. The quality or state of being baleful.

Definition of Balefulness

1. Noun. The characteristic of being baleful. ¹

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Definition of Balefulness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Balefulness

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bale up
balearic
balearica
baled
baled out
baleen
baleen whale
baleen whales
baleens
balefire
balefires
baleful
balefull
balefully
balefulness (current term)
balefulnesses
balenological
balenology
baler
balers
bales
bales out
balibago
balibuntal
baling
baling out
baling wire
balipholite
balisaur

Literary usage of Balefulness

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1. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Edward Cornelius Towne (1897)
"... But that their bliss he turn'd to balefulness: Their groves he fell'd; their gardens did deface; Their arbors spoil; their cabinets suppress; ..."

2. The History of Early English Literature: Being the History of English Poetry by Stopford Augustus Brooke (1905)
"... he tarried in the towns, and but trifling balefulness, — Proud and insolent with wine — how out-wearied I 30. Often must outstay on the ocean-path! ..."

3. The Gentleman's Magazine (1887)
"In the poets the fatal gift is of course as much exaggerated as the deadliness of owls' hootings or the balefulness of toad's ..."

4. English Literature, from the Beginning to the Norman Conquest by Stopford Augustus Brooke (1898)
"Little then does he believe who life's pleasure owns, While he tarried in the towns, and but trifling balefulness, — Proud and insolent with wine —• how ..."

5. The Christian and Civic Economy of Large Towns by Thomas Chalmers (1900)
"... would be most intent on the destruction of a system that so nips the best promises of spiritual cultivation and under the balefulness of whose shadow ..."

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