Synonyms of bleak


1. black, bleak, dim, hopeless (vs. hopeful)

usage: 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"

2. bare, barren, bleak, desolate, stark, inhospitable (vs. hospitable)

usage: 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"

3. bleak, cutting, raw, cold (vs. hot)

usage: unpleasantly cold and damp; "bleak winds of the North Atlantic"

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Definition and meaning of bleak (Dictionary)