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bleak - Dictionary definition and meaning for word bleak

(adj) offering little or no hope
Synonyms : black , dim
Example Sentence
  • the future looked black
  • prospects were bleak
  • Life in the Aran Islands has always been bleak and difficult
  • took a dim view of things

(adj) providing no shelter or sustenance
Synonyms : bare , barren , desolate , stark
Example Sentence
  • bare rocky hills
  • barren lands
  • the bleak treeless regions of the high Andes
  • the desolate surface of the moon
  • a stark landscape

(adj) unpleasantly cold and damp
Synonyms : cutting , raw
Example Sentence
  • bleak winds of the North Atlantic

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for bleak

Bleak sounds like leak, when someone leak urine in his pants he feels cold and cheerless
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by lakshmihs

when exitement leaks we get bleak, means cheerless or cold
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When your secret LEAKs you feel BLEAK..
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by tamz_rulz

bleak sounds like weak.... a cold and cheeerless person
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by misty

bleak....rhymes like .. leak ...thae chances of leaking theexam paper are weak,no hope ..so.....bleak...:)
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by ravinderonchopper

~Bleak Black Freak> black people are regarded as unfavourable depressing and usually having cold and cheerless heart
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by rajeev10

BLACK(bleak)clouds are cause of cold and cheerless weather.
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by gdabli

if the fortune BLINK at u, u get lucky and cheerful;on the other hand, if u r BLEAK, u r cheerless and feeling blue
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by melancholica

bleak sounds like black -- black color is the symbol of hopelessness and depression.
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by editor1

The fuel started to leak from the rocket while the launch and hence the scientists remained cheerless,that is bleak
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by neela7bhargavi

From german origin..(Bleach)..means with dull or weak skin..which is having less hope.. Or Bleak sounds like weak, & person who is so weak & abt to die is hopeless..
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by pawarsumit

(B)bilious + leak
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by shaktipada

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