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Synonyms for bleak

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. bleak

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

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

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"

    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 Synonymes

  1. bleakadjective

    cold, chill, chilly, raw, biting, piercing

  2. bleakadjective

    unsheltered, exposed to cold, exposed to wind

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. bleakadjective

    windswept, cheerless, raw, penetrating, desolate, dreary

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  1. 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.

  2. Charlie Yaxley:

    More than 600 people have now lost their life on the Mediterranean Sea this year, if current trends continue, we are likely to see more than a thousand people lose their life on the Mediterranean for the sixth year in a row, which is a bleak milestone for us to be reaching.

  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. James Baker:

    I accepted Prime Minister of Israel at Prime Minister of Israel word, but you have to ask yourself what are the chances now of a two state solution. They're very bleak in my view.

  5. 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.

Translations for 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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