Bleak - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |bliːk|  American pronunciation of the word bleak
Brit.  |bliːk|  British pronunciation of the word bleak

adjective

- offering little or no hope(syn: black, dim)

prospects were bleak
Life in the Aran Islands has always been bleak and difficult

- providing no shelter or sustenance(syn: bare, barren, desolate, stark)

the bleak treeless regions of the high Andes

- unpleasantly cold and damp(syn: cutting, raw)

bleak winds of the North Atlantic

Examples

...a bleak outlook for the team for the rest of the season...

...it was a dark and bleak wintry day...

The company still hopes to find a buyer, but the future looks bleak.

The landscape was bleak.

Life in the Aran Islands has always been bleak and difficult

the bleak treeless regions of the high Andes

bleak winds of the North Atlantic

The study paints a bleak picture of the effects of pollution on animal life.

Because Hunter had been a perpetual Peter Pan, accepting the bleak reality of his death came hard.

For small companies, the future looks bleak.

The outlook for sufferers from this disease is bleak.

The film paints a bleak picture of life in the inner city.

the political landscape looks bleak without a change of administration

Word forms

adjective
comparative: bleaker
superlative: bleakest
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