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Synonyms for bleak
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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"

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    hot, hopeful, hospitable

  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"

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    hospitable, hopeful, hot

  3. bleak, cutting, raw(adj)

    unpleasantly cold and damp

    "bleak winds of the North Atlantic"

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    hot, hopeful, hospitable

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. bleak

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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. bleak(a.)

    Synonyms:
    cold, chill, chilly, raw, biting, piercing

  2. bleak(a.)

    Synonyms:
    unsheltered, exposed to cold, exposed to wind

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. bleak(a)

    Synonyms:
    windswept, cheerless, raw, penetrating, desolate, dreary

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    gloomy, grim, sombre, dark, dismal, somber, dim, sad, morose, murky, joyless, dusky, dire, depressing, sobering

How to pronounce bleak?

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How to use bleak in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Erik Pevernagie:

    The past becomes our second personality. It is our intrinsic safety code, irrespective of a potential love-hate relationship. It may become our guardian angel and protect us from a bleak blind alley, since it knows that “we” know and we know the colors of its cards. Experience is a tough master and knows the tricks of the trade. It teaches us how to play. ( " Not without the past" )

  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.


Translations for bleak

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • 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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