bleak
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bleak (comparative bleaker, superlative bleakest)

  1. Without color; pale; pallid.
    • When she came out she looked as pale and as bleak as one that were laid out dead.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
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bleak (plural bleaks)

  1. A small European river fish (Alburnus alburnus), of the family Cyprinidae.
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