Synonyms of bleak in English:



  • 1 a bleak landscape
    bare, exposed, desolate, stark, arid, desert, denuded, lunar, open, empty, windswept; treeless, forestless, without vegetation, defoliated; unsheltered, unprotected, unshielded
    rare unwooded
    [Antonyms] lush verdant
  • 2 a bleak wind had got up
    cold, keen, raw, harsh, wintry; piercing, penetrating, biting, nipping, stinging, sharp; freezing, icy, icy-cold, frosty, frigid, chilly
    informal nippy
    British informal parky
    literary chill
    [Antonyms] warm balmy
  • 3 the future looks bleak
    [Antonyms] promising hopeful
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