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Definition 1: unpleasantly cold and damp - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where bleak or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • bleak winds of the North Atlantic

Synonyms for bleak in the sense of this definition

(bleak is similar to ...) having a low or inadequate temperature or feeling a sensation of coldness or having been made cold by e.g. ice or refrigeration

"a cold climate" "a cold room" "dinner has gotten cold" "cold fingers" "if you are cold, turn up the heat" "a cold beer"

Definition 2: offering little or no hope - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where bleak or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the future looked black
  • prospects were bleak
  • Life in the Aran Islands has always been bleak and difficult
  • took a dim view of things

Synonyms for bleak in the sense of this definition

(bleak is similar to ...) without hope because there seems to be no possibility of comfort or success

"in an agony of hopeless grief" "with a hopeless sigh he sat down"

Definition 3: providing no shelter or sustenance - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where bleak or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • bare rocky hills
  • barren lands
  • the bleak treeless regions of the high Andes
  • the desolate surface of the moon
  • a stark landscape

Synonyms for bleak in the sense of this definition

(bleak is similar to ...) unfavorable to life or growth

"the barren inhospitable desert" "inhospitable mountain areas"

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