Associations to the word «Bleak»


BLEAK, adjective. Without color; pale; pallid.
BLEAK, adjective. Desolate and exposed; swept by cold winds.
BLEAK, adjective. Unhappy; cheerless; miserable; emotionally desolate.
BLEAK, noun. A small European river fish (Alburnus alburnus), of the family Cyprinidae.

Dictionary definition

BLEAK, adjective. 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".
BLEAK, adjective. 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".
BLEAK, adjective. Unpleasantly cold and damp; "bleak winds of the North Atlantic".

Wise words

Words, words, words! They shut one off from the universe. Three quarters of the time one's never in contact with things, only with the beastly words that stand for them.
Aldous Huxley