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bleak1

bleak1

 
pronunciation:
blik
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: bleaker, bleakest
definition 1: cold, windswept, or barren.
The countryside there is bleak in winter.
 
synonyms:
desolate, dismal, dreary
similar words:
arctic, bare, barren, cold, forlorn, funereal, gloomy, meager, stark, tenebrous, windswept
definition 2: having a hopeless quality.
The widow's prospects were bleak.
synonyms:
dismal, dreary, gloomy
antonyms:
promising, rosy
similar words:
desolate, forlorn, hopeless
derivations: bleakly (adv.), bleakness (n.)
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