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Synonyms for bleak

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms2.7 / 3 votes

  1. bleak

    blank, bare, open, cold, exposed, stormy, nipping

    warm, sheltered, verdant, luxuriant, zephyrous, balmy, halcyonic

Princeton's WordNet5.0 / 1 vote

  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"

    blackened, cutting, fatal, subdued, bootleg, faint, disgraceful, slow, calamitous, dumb, dark, dense, bare, raw, black, fateful, wispy, smuggled, inglorious, desolate, dim, pitch-dark, pitch-black, grim, mordant, stark, dull, contraband, dimmed, shameful, disastrous, smutty, shadowy, barren, ignominious, vague, black-market, opprobrious, obtuse, sinister

    hot, hopeful, hospitable

  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"

    spare, bare(a), devoid, perfect(a), consummate(a), blunt, unornamented, austere, au naturel(p), bare, raw, marginal, arrant(a), black, severe, gross(a), staring(a), simple(a), stripped, desolate, destitute, mere(a), cutting, everlasting(a), double-dyed(a), crude(a), dim, complete(a), innocent, plain, nude, unsheathed, pure(a), unfinished, barren, stark(a), unadulterated, thoroughgoing(a), free, naked, unembellished, sodding(a), scanty, stark, utter(a), stern

    hospitable, hopeful, hot

  3. bleak, cutting, rawadjective

    unpleasantly cold and damp

    "bleak winds of the North Atlantic"

    cutting, sensitive, tender, bare-assed, new, sore, bare-ass, bare, raw, lancinating, stinging, black, unsanded, natural, peeled, stark naked, desolate, dim, piercing, in the altogether, naked as a jaybird, in the raw, crude, lancinate, knifelike, keen, edged, barren, raw(a), rude(a), naked, stabbing, stark, in the buff

    hot, hopeful, hospitable

Dictionary of English Synonymes5.0 / 1 vote

  1. bleakadjective

    cold, chill, chilly, raw, biting, piercing

  2. bleakadjective

    unsheltered, exposed to cold, exposed to wind

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. bleakadjective

    windswept, cheerless, raw, penetrating, desolate, dreary

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  1. Oregon Governor Kate Brown:

    Projected forecasts for Malheur and Lake counties look bleak, meaning these rural communities will continue to experience severe drought conditions, in addition to creating an increased wildfire risk, this drought presents hardships to crops, agriculture, communities, recreation, and wildlife, all of which rely on Oregon's water resources. I will continue working with federal, state, and local partners to help Oregonians in this part of the state through this challenging situation.

  2. Christina Rossetti, A Christmas Carol:

    In the bleak midwinter Frosty wind made moan, Earth stood hard as iron, Water like a stone; Snow had fallen, snow on snow, Snow on snow, In the bleak midwinter, Long ago.

  3. Hussain Monguno:

    Are these girls going to be collateral damage? It is very, very sad, as the days go by, the possibility of getting them back becomes very bleak.

  4. Kahlil Gibran:

    Rebellion without truth is like spring in a bleak, arid desert.

  5. Heidi Tagliavini:

    The outlook is still bleak.

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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
  • σίρκο, άθλιος, άχρωμος, θλιβερός, έρημος, άχαρος, ψυχρόςGreek
  • desolado, alegría, amargado, albur, yermo, color, pálidoSpanish
  • kahvatu, plass, viidikas, kaameEstonian
  • غم افزاPersian
  • paljas, salakka, kolkko, kalpea, synkkä, karuFinnish
  • abletteFrench
  • lom, gruamachScottish Gaelic
  • meaylManx
  • sivárHungarian
  • alburno, infelice, triste, pallido, incolore, desolato, misero, alborellaItalian
  • უფერული, ფერმკრთალიGeorgian
  • AalbesLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • vīķeLatvian
  • desolaat, guur, bleek, bliek, kleurloos, vreugdeloosDutch
  • dysterNorwegian
  • uklejaPolish
  • alburnete, desanimado, pálido, desolado, pálidaPortuguese
  • бесцветный, безрадостный, уклейка, бледный, открытый, незащищённый, мрачный, голыйRussian
  • uklijaSerbo-Croatian
  • färglös, blek, dyster, löjaSwedish
  • solgun, soluk, renksizTurkish
  • تاریکUrdu

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    An antonym for "pesky"
    • A. pestilent
    • B. plaguey
    • C. agreeable
    • D. pettish

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