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bleak1

 
 
pronunciation:
blik
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: bleaker, bleakest
definition 1: bare, cold, or not protected from the weather.
The prairie is bleak in winter.
 
synonyms:
desolate, dismal, dreary
similar words:
arctic, bare, barren, cold, gloomy, meager, windswept
definition 2: hopeless; without cheer.
The widow lived in a bleak apartment.
synonyms:
dismal, dreary, gloomy
antonyms:
promising, rosy
similar words:
desolate, hopeless
derivations: bleakly (adv.), bleakness (n.)
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