- IPA: /bliːk/
bleak (comparative bleaker, superlative bleakest)
- Without color; pale; pallid.
- When she came out she looked as pale and as bleak as one that were laid out dead.
- Desolate and exposed; swept by cold winds.
- Wastes too bleak to rear / The common growth of earth, the foodful ear.
- at daybreak, on the bleak sea beach
- A bleak and bare rock.
- They escaped across the bleak landscape.
- A bleak, crater-pocked moonscape.
- We hiked across open meadows and climbed bleak mountains.
- Unhappy; cheerless; miserable; emotionally desolate.
- Downtown Albany felt bleak that February after the divorce.
- A bleak future is in store for you.
- The news is bleak.
- The survey paints a bleak picture.
- (sickly pale) see also Thesaurus:pallid
- French: morne, terne
- German: farblos, bleich, ausgeblichen
- Italian: pallido, incolore
- Portuguese: pálido, pálida
- Russian: бесцве́тный
- Spanish: sin color, pálido
- German: öde, ungeschützt, trostlos, kahl, karg, desolat
- Italian: desolato
- Portuguese: desolado
- Russian: го́лый
- Spanish: desolado, yermo
- French: morne
- German: freudlos, trostlos, trübe, düster, desolat
- Italian: triste, misero, infelice
- Portuguese: desanimado
- Russian: мра́чный
- Spanish: alegría, amargado
bleak (plural bleaks)
- A small European river fish (Alburnus alburnus), of the family Cyprinidae.
- French: ablette
- German: Laube, Ukelei
- Italian: alborella, alburno
- Portuguese: alburnete
- Russian: укле́йка
- Spanish: albur