What does Bleak mean?

Definitions for Bleak

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. black, bleak, dimadjective

    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, starkadjective

    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, rawadjective

    unpleasantly cold and damp

    "bleak winds of the North Atlantic"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bleakadjective

    without color; pale; pallid

  2. Bleakadjective

    desolate and exposed; swept by cold winds

  3. Bleakadjective

    cold and cutting; cheerless; as, a bleak blast

  4. Bleakadjective

    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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  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. George Clooney:

    I know that Brad is an optimist and he wanted to write a film that said that every time we turn on the news as we do and see how bleak it is, that it doesn't have to end that way; there's a future out there if you get involved, and I like the idea of it, i loved the idea of the story ... I liked the ending, I like the way they talked about those subject matters.

  2. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    The Greek Mythological Story of "Pandora's Box" teaches us the significance of self-control and self-discipline that can keep us away from the evils in the world. It also assures us that at the end of the day, there is always Hope - despite the severe storms of challenges, and when everything seems so dark and bleak. Never lose Hope, especially while overcoming the challenges of life.

  3. Read MoreIn a video message:

    Hopefully it will put a smile on your face in these rather bleak times that we're in at the moment.

  4. State John Kerry:

    While sometimes things look bleak and difficult, there’s opportunity in everything, and you have to find the opportunity, you have to work to do that with creative leadership, i am absolutely confident that if people approach this thoughtfully, studiously, soberly, with creativity, there is a way to find strength out of whatever we do ahead.

  5. Curtis Wilkie:

    I can't remember it being any gloomier for Democrats in the South than it is today, the party has been demonized by Republicans. It's very bleak. I just don't see anything good for them on the horizon.

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  • كئيبArabic
  • мрачен, безрадостен, уклей, безцветен, открит, блескач, блед, голBulgarian
  • farblos, Laube, ungeschützt, ausgeblichen, Ukelei, trostlos, desolat, trübe, freudlos, kahl, karg, düster, bleich, ödeGerman
  • έρημος, σίρκο, θλιβερός, άχαρος, ψυχρός, άχρωμος, άθλιοςGreek
  • albur, amargado, yermo, pálido, alegría, desolado, colorSpanish
  • viidikas, kahvatu, kaame, plassEstonian
  • غم افزاPersian
  • kolkko, paljas, salakka, karu, synkkä, kalpeaFinnish
  • abletteFrench
  • gruamach, lomScottish Gaelic
  • meaylManx
  • sivárHungarian
  • infelice, triste, misero, pallido, incolore, desolato, alborella, alburnoItalian
  • უფერული, ფერმკრთალიGeorgian
  • AalbesLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • vīķeLatvian
  • bliek, guur, desolaat, bleek, kleurloos, vreugdeloosDutch
  • uklejaPolish
  • desolado, pálida, desanimado, alburnete, pálidoPortuguese
  • безрадостный, уклейка, бледный, открытый, незащищённый, мрачный, голый, бесцветныйRussian
  • uklijaSerbo-Croatian
  • blek, färglös, dyster, löjaSwedish
  • solgun, soluk, renksizTurkish
  • تاریکUrdu

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    closely constrained or constricted or constricting
    • A. tight
    • B. profound
    • C. nasty
    • D. disjointed

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