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About this “sharp, sleazy sluice of Southern Gothic horror,” the Guardian writes that it has “a stubborn, almost literary feel for character that accumulates a baleful momentum by the time the finale hits.”

To that end, Morana, was in many ways, the baleful representation of the advent of winter – the goddess signifying the cycle of death.

He consequently dines secretly with his old friend Bunker and, through that trickster’s baleful influence, soon finds himself in a Scottish castle, passing himself off as its new laird, Lord Tulliwuddle.

If you’re ever at a loss to account for why this country is gripped by hatred and belief in baleful falsehoods, click on a few of them.

She will unearth more than their remains in a quest that becomes a journey of baleful discovery and painful self-discovery.

A cry I was quite unable to suppress escaped me, and the creature turned on the instant and stared at me with baleful eyes.

As the animal crouched at Bascomb's feet, his baleful eyes turned in the boy's direction, and he growled menacingly.

Nita groaned, and looked down with loathing eyes at the baleful jewel that hung loosely on her wasted hand.

I feared, the "luck of the Le Moynes" and their baleful motto.

He had toiled until he held the baleful genie in a glass vessel partially filled with water, and the sprite could not be seen.


On this page you'll find 56 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to baleful, such as: calamitous, deadly, dire, evil, foreboding, and harmful.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.