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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The quality or nature of being harmful or evil.

Usage examples (9)
  • Here the technique of under-describing, withholding, comes startlingly to the fore, that other great technique for communicating balefulness.
  • Matters were not helped by the presence of Alex, whose totally withdrawn silence and dark, bitter and brooding countenance could be all too easily misinterpreted as...
  • The girl's indifference could not be real; and if it was not, her good acting only betrayed the depths of her experience and balefulness.
  • At this, she looked full upon him, and already she had something in the nature of a surprise for him; for so powerful was the still balefulness of her glance that he was... for more
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