Synonyms for baleful

Synonyms for (adjective) baleful

Synonyms: threatening, baleful, ominous, minacious, minatory, sinister, menacing, forbidding

Definition: threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments

Usage: a baleful look; forbidding thunderclouds; his tone became menacing; ominous rumblings of discontent; sinister storm clouds; a sinister smile; his threatening behavior; ugly black clouds; the situation became ugly

Similar words: alarming

Definition: frightening because of an awareness of danger


Synonyms: baleful, baneful

Definition: deadly or sinister

Usage: the Florida eagles have a fierce baleful look

Similar words: maleficent

Definition: harmful or evil in intent or effect