What does bleak mean?

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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. Alexander Russ:

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

  2. Shannen Doherty:

    Back in March of this year, I was diagnosed with a rare, very aggressive form of ovarian cancer, if you read the statistics, it is very bleak. Good thing I don’t believe in statistics! I had surgery and now I am having chemo treatments. I have since grown more tumors and it is going to be more of a battle than I anticipated, but I have a huge faith in the healing power of God and the healing power within me that originates from my God. I look towards a future when I am completely healed and cancer free. I ask for prayers of strength and courage as this journey continues.

  3. Kwesi Nyantakyi:

    I think that we in Africa would have done better at the world (soccer) stage if we had not allowed people to infiltrate the camps of football setting, if you had people who will sit down and fix a match and determine what the outcome will be, that is not fair to African football. If referees can sell yellow card, sell red card, sell goals, then you're looking at a very bleak future of African football.

  4. Colin Cieszynski:

    It's pretty bleak. This is a once-in-a-generation selloff in the crude oil price, i don't think we've seen all of the adjustments work their way through, whether it's changes to capital spending, dividends and costs to reflect the new reality.

  5. Jake Dollarhide:

    I wasn't interested in a lot of these companies at their IPO prices, but now that they're down 30 or 40 percent, they're interesting to me, i'm in the business of buying when things look bleak.

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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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