Synonyms for bleak
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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
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
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
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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.
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.
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.
Rebellion without truth is like spring in a bleak, arid desert.
The outlook is still bleak.
Translations for bleak
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- 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
- lom, gruamachScottish Gaelic
- alburno, infelice, triste, pallido, incolore, desolato, misero, alborellaItalian
- უფერული, ფერმკრთალიGeorgian
- AalbesLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- desolaat, guur, bleek, bliek, kleurloos, vreugdeloosDutch
- alburnete, desanimado, pálido, desolado, pálidaPortuguese
- бесцветный, безрадостный, уклейка, бледный, открытый, незащищённый, мрачный, голыйRussian
- färglös, blek, dyster, löjaSwedish
- solgun, soluk, renksizTurkish
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