HyperDic: bleak

English > 3 senses of the word bleak:
ADJECTIVEallbleak, black, dimoffering little or no hope
allbleak, bare, barren, desolate, starkproviding no shelter or sustenance
allbleak, cutting, rawunpleasantly cold and damp
bleak > pronunciation
Soundsbliy'k
Rhymesantique ... wreak: 54 rhymes with iyk...
English > bleak: 3 senses > adjective 1
Meaningoffering little or no hope.
Examples
  • "prospects were bleak"
  • "Life in the Aran Islands has always been bleak and difficult"- J.M.Synge
Synonymsblack, dim
BroaderhopelessWithout hope because there seems to be no possibility of comfort or success
Spanishdesolador, negro, sombrío
Catalandesolador, negre, ombrívol
Nounsbleaknessa bleak / bleak and desolate atmosphere
Adverbsbleaklywithout hope
English > bleak: 3 senses > adjective 2
MeaningProviding no shelter or sustenance.
Example "the bleak treeless regions of the high Andes"
Synonymsbare, barren, desolate, stark
Broaderinhospitableunfavorable to life or growth
Spanishárido, desértico, desierto, desolado, estéril, yermo
Catalanàrid, desert, desèrtic, desolat, erm, estèril
Nounsbleaknessa bleak / bleak and desolate atmosphere
English > bleak: 3 senses > adjective 3
Meaningunpleasantly cold and damp.
Example"bleak winds of the North Atlantic"
Synonymscutting, raw
BroadercoldHaving a low or inadequate temperature or feeling a sensation of coldness or having been made cold by e.g. ice or refrigeration
Spanishcrudo
Nounsbleaknessa bleak / bleak and desolate atmosphere

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