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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;
    rare unwooded
    [Antonyms] lush, verdant
  • 2 a bleak wind had got up
    piercing, penetrating, biting, nipping, stinging, sharp;
    informal nippy
    British informal parky
    literary chill
    [Antonyms] warm, balmy
  • 3 the future looks bleak
    [Antonyms] promising, hopeful
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