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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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From Russia without love comes this wonderfully bleak drama
While others who went mad stand and laugh And as dawn breaks, faces at the window appear Staring out, sad eyed into bleak emptiness While the hospital from hell Peels out a sad lament From its broken bell.
Credit Suisse (NYSE: CS) has projected a bleak future for shopping malls in the US.
In the cups, Campfield took the LBH Premier Cup with Canada FC runners-up while Bleak House FC completed a fine double lifting the LBH Junior Cup.
He said that almost 55-60 percent of the patients who were following the checkup had bleak chances to recover eyesight in their one eye, KMS reported.
Ben Franklin, head of economics of an ageing society at ILC-UK, said: "The future for adult social care looks bleak.
However, this structure actually functions perfectly: it arises from and responds to key facets of the programme, and ultimately situates Bleak House within its specific adaptive, televisual, cultural and critical contexts.
Atheists have a bleak view of life THE atheist has a very bleak outlook on life and we should be aware of it.
She has produced a bleak and uncompromising vision of the near future; not another dystopian fantasy but a grim and all too realistic portrayal of societal breakdown and individual suffering.
Just opened THE STARS Nicolas Cage, John Cusack THE VERDICT This bleak police procedural about Alaska's most notorious serial killer features Nicolas Cage as the determined state trooper who is the only person to believe the evidence of young prostitute Cindy (Vanessa Hudgens), who claims to have escaped the killer after being raped.
There was no sign of an upturn after retailers were hit by bleak weather in March and a subdued performance over Easter, CBI figures showed.