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bleak

(Exposed and barren), adjective bare, barren, blank, cold, deserted, desolate, exposed, unpopulated, waste

bleak

(Not favorable), adjective dark, depressing, dismal, distressing, forbidding, gloomy, grave, grim, joyless, ominous, somber, sombrous, unfavorable

bleak

(Severely simple), adjective austere, cheerless, cold, comfortless, depressing, dismal, dour, drear, dreary, dull, gloomy, grim, joyless, somber, sombrous, uninviting
See also: devoid, jejune
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Grim it may be, but this remastered collection of both Metro 2033 and its sequel Metro: Last Light is a bleakly beautiful challenge.
At the centre of yet another bleakly brilliant McGovern offering, which typically applies big questions with the nuance of the everyday, is a massive social question over the State's blunt policing of its people.
Distinguished by Blanchett's raw and bleakly funny performance which is virtually guaranteed this year's Oscar, Blue Jasmine is one of Woody Allen's best films on US soil for some time.
It's intense, beautifully shot and bleakly compelling, 3 Bale shines in this tough drama
Zack Parsons is a Chicago area writer known for his acerbic commentary and bleakly humorous science fiction.
The night has fallen/The bare branches can be seen/Even more lonely," he tweeted bleakly on Monday, during a meeting of European finance ministers and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on a Greek bailout.
Herself is a bleakly updated Molly Bloom, never the Rose of Castille but a hapless, sexually confused farmer's wife, prevented by Ireland itself from truly loving or mourning her gay son, Jimmy.
LIKE most onlookers, I was taken in by Karen Matthews, that woman who arranged her little daughter's abduction from a bleakly awful Yorkshire council estate.
Today, millions of people will be nursing hangovers, staring bleakly at the detritus of the past 12 months, and promising this year will be different.
But on Christmas Eve, Rivas, 35, accused the footballer and his fiancee Bleakly of banning daughters from contacting her on Christmas.
Once the needle goes in it never comes out," he writes bleakly in the preface to Tulsa (1971), his first (and classic) book of documentary photography.
Team captains Jack Dee and Ulrika Jonsson are joined by Algelos Epithemiou, Paddy McGuniess, DJ Ironik and Christine Bleakly, plus George Dawes (Matt Lucas) keep score.