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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. maligno(a)
she gave me a baleful stareme lanzó una mirada asesina
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baleful [ˈbeɪlfʊl]
[+influence, presence] funesto; siniestro; [+look, stare] torvo; hosco
to give sb a baleful look dirigir a algn una mirada torva or hosca; mirar a algn de forma torva or hosca
Finally, unable to face the baleful glares of his junior colleagues any longer, Livingstone gave in last week and paid his staff their overdue February salaries "Which of you two low-life sleazeballs killed Murdoch?" There was no answer, only baleful stares most people have experiences in infancy which made them feel weak, insignificant, foolish, ignorant, dirty, unloved. These memories and impressions, buried deep in the unconscious mind, go on exerting a baleful influence. 'What form should my promise take? Do you want it in writing?" He got a baleful glare. Ackroyd was crouched beneath the television set, his baleful gaze fixed on Mrs Barbour Kathryn glimpsed angry eyes in baleful faces
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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