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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. bleak

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

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

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

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

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How to use bleak in a sentence?

  1. Andrew Keates:

    People living with HIV who are not diagnosed don't have the drugs they need, they are infectious and the virus is spreading like wildfire all over London and Britain, vERY, VERY BLEAK.

  2. Shannen Doherty:

    Back in March of this year, I was diagnosed with a rare, very aggressive form of ovarian cancer, if you read the statistics, it is very bleak. Good thing I don’t believe in statistics! I had surgery and now I am having chemo treatments. I have since grown more tumors and it is going to be more of a battle than I anticipated, but I have a huge faith in the healing power of God and the healing power within me that originates from my God. I look towards a future when I am completely healed and cancer free. I ask for prayers of strength and courage as this journey continues.

  3. 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.

  4. Sarah Silverman:

    But I will say—and I hope this is OK to say—that after I did that [monologue], he called me. And he said it really helped one of his daughters to understand. She showed it to him and she said, I can love you even though you did bad things. And we cried. It was a small silver lining in a very bleak story.

  5. 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.

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Translations for bleak

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  • 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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