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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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"Confused leadership owing to the corruption cases against them has made the future of their parties bleak," he added.
St Helens Council approved proposals to expand Bleak Hill, in Windle, back in January, in order to meet local demand for places from next September.
Its portrays the characters as heroic but over all film presentation is bleak with no glamour.
Bleak hedgerows long since baron burst, to budding greens now Nature's purse bestows her all, her splendour shared, such beauty's way beyond compare.
Quader, also the road transport and bridges minister, said the future of a party becomes bleak when its leaders lack courage.
Critique: A riveting suspense of a novel by a master of the thriller fiction genre, "Bleak Harbor" reveals author Bryan Gruley's genuine flair for originality, deftly crafted characters, and the weaving of more twists and turns into his novel than a Coney Island roller coaster.
But returning to Bleak House in Emneth Hungate, Norfolk, for Channel 4 drama The Interrogation, he said: "There was nothing diminished about me."
TOWN hall cuts offer a 'bleak' vision of the future as budget proposals include slashing millions from frontline services, job losses and a 2.99 per cent council tax hike.
BAGHDAD (NINA) - Oil prices fell on a report on a rise in US crude stockpiles while a bleak economic outlook surged speculation about lower demand for fuel.
FATALISM hangs over this magnificently maudlin and bitterly bleak Russian drama, which won best film at 2017's prestigious London Film Festival.
Poorly Carey cancels shows MARIAH Carey has said it is "bleak" that she has been forced to cancel the first shows of her Christmas tour because of a respiratory infection.
Global Banking News-May 31, 2017--Credit Suisse sees bleak future for US shopping malls