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".

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