Translation for 'baleful' from English to Russian
ADJ   baleful | more baleful | most baleful
SYNO baleful | baneful | forbidding | ...
зловещий {adj}baleful [sinister]
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Translation for 'baleful' from English to Russian

baleful [sinister]
зловещий {adj}
Usage Examples English
  • Maria Misra, a lecturer at Oxford University, compares him to the philosophes, stating: "his contemptuous attitude to the baleful influence of Hinduism in Indian public life is strikingly akin to the anti-Catholic diatribes of the enlightenment philosophes".
  • Lewis said that the anger and wrath provoked by the Blue Books resulted in no action, and that "the whole of Wales, and Welsh Nonconformity in particular, adopted all the policy and main recommendations of the baleful report".
  • Before his missionary career Colenso's volume of sermons dedicated to Maurice signalled the critical approach he would later apply to biblical interpretation and the baleful impact on native Africans of colonial expansion in southern Africa.
  • Edwards appears to have been viewed as under the 'baleful' influence of David Alfred Thomas by Lloyd George and Herbert Lewis.
  • In 1990s New Zealand, advocates of radical economic policies were often branded as "rogergnomes" by their opponents, linking their views to Douglas's and to the supposed baleful influence of international bankers, characterised as "the Gnomes of Zürich".

  • compound noun of either "gwyllt" "wild" or "gwyll" "twilight" + "ci" "dog") is a mythical dog from Wales that appears as a frightful apparition of a mastiff or Black Wolf (similar to a Dire wolf) with baleful breath and blazing red eyes.
  • A parallel, and equally unusual personification of "the baleful Ker" is in Homer's depiction of the Shield of Achilles ("Iliad", ix. ...
  • The gwyllgi (compound noun of either gwyllt "wild" or gwyll "twilight" + ci "dog") is a mythical black dog from Wales that appears as an English mastiff with baleful breath and blazing red eyes.
  • Many Shango follow "The Evil Eye" path of Dur-An-Ki, although they are not limited to "The Evil Eye". This path inflicts a number of baleful curses on victims.
  • The closing verse speaks not of the narrator's anguish, but of human pain in itself: how it thrives in decadence and has its horizons set on the city's irregular mass of tomblike buildings, like a baleful sea.

  • While Scylla was bathing in the sea, the jealous Circe poured a baleful potion into the sea water which caused Scylla to transform into a frightful monster with six dog forms springing from her thighs.
  • Protestant churches promoted their own group of reformers, mostly women activists demanding prohibition or sharp reductions in the baleful influence of the saloon in damaging family finances and causing family violence.
  • The marriage had broken down by 1848 and in 1849 Mackenzie presented a petition to the House of Commons, asking for the short term reintroduction of the 'whipping post' and 'ducking stool' for ‘undutiful and runaway wives’ whilst a parliamentary inquiry looked into 'the baleful influence of...marriage settlements.' The petition was not taken seriously, with an M.P.
  • By virtue of their magical qualities "geringsing" are not only capable of keeping impurities and danger out of the village, but also shield and protect humans from baleful influences during rites of passage as they transition from one phase of life to the next.
  • means baleful influence.

  • One of several anglerfish families, black seadevils are named for their baleful appearance and typically pitch black skin.
  • The One Ring, its baleful power, the difficult method which is the only way to destroy it, and the spiritual and psychological torture it wreaks on its bearer; J.
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