baneful baneful


  1. (adj) exceedingly harmful
  2. (adj) deadly or sinister



  1. The Admiral was selected in 1918 to fulfill the baneful task of handing over the stricken Empire's fleet to the enemy.
  2. Philip Slater, chairman of the department of sociology at Brandeis University, agrees with Braden on the baneful effects of technology.
  3. When once this sharp dilemma has entered men's minds, its baneful influence is a stimulant toward prolonging the war.


  • As Michael Lewis Agrees, HFT Makes Investors Better Off

    In the furore about Michael Lewis' new book, Flash Boys, some of us have been trying to make the point that high frequency trading, HFT, may or may not have the baneful effects that Lewis is detailing, but it most certainly has had the effect of reducing trading costs for [...]
    on April 7, 2014     Source: Forbes


  1. George Washington cautioned in his farewell address "against the baneful effects of the spirit of party generally...... It exists under different shapes in all governments, more or less stifled, controlled, or repressed; but in those of the popular...
    on Jun 22, 2010 By: George Washington Source: Huffington Post (blog)

  2. Iqbal Akhund, a former diplomat and senior aide to Bhutto, writing on her first government, described the general perception of Mr Zardari as the "one whose baneful influence and insatiable greed, whose activism as 'The First Husband' and...
    on Aug 20, 2008 By: Benazir Bhutto Source: The National

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