Word Meaning

Threatening harm; menacing

Part Of Speech:



Menacing   Threatening   Unfriendly   Hostile   Antagonistic  


Benevolent   Friendly  


  • Whenever an election turns into a three-ring circus, I cast my baleful eye upon the proceedings and wonder what's really going on in the heart that beats beneath the fright wig.

  • Finally, I disagree with his conception of human nature, inasmuch as I don't believe the baleful features of human life that he refers to are ‘inherent features’ of human nature.

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