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baneful

[beyn-fuh l] /ˈbeɪn fəl/
adjective
1.
destructive; pernicious:
a baneful superstition.
2.
deadly; poisonous:
baneful herbs.
Origin
1570-1580
1570-80; bane + -ful
Related forms
banefully, adverb
banefulness, noun
Can be confused
baleful, baneful.
Synonyms
harmful, noxious; venomous, toxic.
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British Dictionary definitions for bane fulness

baneful

/ˈbeɪnfʊl/
adjective
1.
(archaic) destructive, poisonous, or fatal
Derived Forms
banefully, adverb
banefulness, noun
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