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Princeton's WordNet

  1. black, bleak, dim(adj)

    offering little or no hope

    "the future looked black"; "prospects were bleak"; "Life in the Aran Islands has always been bleak and difficult"- J.M.Synge; "took a dim view of things"

  2. bare, barren, bleak, desolate, stark(adj)

    providing no shelter or sustenance

    "bare rocky hills"; "barren lands"; "the bleak treeless regions of the high Andes"; "the desolate surface of the moon"; "a stark landscape"

  3. bleak, cutting, raw(adj)

    unpleasantly cold and damp

    "bleak winds of the North Atlantic"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bleak(adj)

    without color; pale; pallid

  2. Bleak(adj)

    desolate and exposed; swept by cold winds

  3. Bleak(adj)

    cold and cutting; cheerless; as, a bleak blast

  4. Bleak(adj)

    a small European river fish (Leuciscus alburnus), of the family Cyprinidae; the blay

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bleak

    blēk, adj. colourless: dull and cheerless: cold, unsheltered.—adv. Bleak′ly.—n. Bleak′ness. [A.S. blæc, blâc, pale, shining; a different word from blac (without accent), black. The root is blican, to shine.]

  2. Bleak

    blēk, n. a small white river-fish.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. bleak

    The Leuciscus alburnus of naturalists, and the fresh-water sprat of Isaak Walton. The name of this fish is from the Anglo-Saxon blican, owing to its shining whiteness--its lustrous scales having long been used in the manufacture of false pearls.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Bleak in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Bleak in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Bleak in a Sentence

  1. Andrew Keates:

    People living with HIV who are not diagnosed don't have the drugs they need, they are infectious and the virus is spreading like wildfire all over London and Britain, vERY, VERY BLEAK.

  2. Charles Dickens:

    The bleak irony of this discovery is that the man who did so much to shape our Christmas experiences may himself have been left with an empty stomach on his last ever Christmas Day. Hard times indeed.

  3. Garrison Coward:

    Students are graduating from college with very bleak job prospects and, in most cases, very high debt.

  4. Janice Stillman:

    2015 predictions of a bleak and biting winter.

  5. Alexander Russ:

    It's bleak to say the least for companies trying to get an exclusion.

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Translations for Bleak

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  • كئيبArabic
  • мрачен, безрадостен, открит, блескач, гол, блед, безцветен, уклейBulgarian
  • Ukelei, öde, bleich, farblos, ungeschützt, ausgeblichen, Laube, trostlos, desolat, trübe, freudlos, kahl, karg, düsterGerman
  • θλιβερός, ψυχρός, άχαρος, άθλιος, άχρωμος, έρημος, σίρκοGreek
  • desolado, color, pálido, alegría, albur, amargado, yermoSpanish
  • kaame, kahvatu, plass, viidikasEstonian
  • غم افزاPersian
  • salakka, paljas, kalpea, kolkko, synkkä, karuFinnish
  • abletteFrench
  • gruamach, lomScottish Gaelic
  • meaylManx
  • sivárHungarian
  • misero, desolato, pallido, infelice, triste, incolore, alborella, alburnoItalian
  • ფერმკრთალი, უფერულიGeorgian
  • AalbesLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • vīķeLatvian
  • bleek, bliek, kleurloos, desolaat, guur, vreugdeloosDutch
  • uklejaPolish
  • pálido, alburnete, desanimado, pálida, desoladoPortuguese
  • незащищённый, голый, бесцветный, мрачный, открытый, бледный, уклейка, безрадостныйRussian
  • uklijaSerbo-Croatian
  • dyster, löja, blek, färglösSwedish
  • soluk, renksiz, solgunTurkish
  • تاریکUrdu

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