Share this entry


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;
    [Antonyms] lush, verdant
  • 2 a bleak wind had got up
    piercing, penetrating, biting, nipping, stinging, sharp;
    British informalparky
    [Antonyms] warm, balmy
  • 3 the future looks bleak
    [Antonyms] promising, hopeful
  • Definition of bleak in:

    Share this entry


    What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

    Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

    Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

    Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources