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Synonyms for balefulness

the quality or nature of being harmful or evil

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The result amplifies the balefulness of the nihilistic anti-Semite of the title (played by Owen Teale, Broadway's recent Tony-winning Torvald from "A Doll's House"), a dead-eyed cynic who implodes into himself while the sniping and small-mindedness of rural Russia ca.
What he understands deeply as well as clinically is pain and mortality, the validating elements of his balefulness.
Auden said of Yeats, "Mad Ireland hurt you into poetry"; the Vietnam War hurt Bly into writing the kind of poetry he had been calling for and that in places matched Neruda's in its creeping balefulness.