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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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Andanar did not specify the bleakest and direst circumstances he mentioned, but the Philippines experienced natural calamities, including earthquakes and typhoons, in 2017.
DARREN CARTER will aim to draw a line under the bleakest year of his life tomorrow by knocking star-studded Everton out of the FA Cup.
Terming the year 2012 as bleakest year for Agriculture, Agri Forum Pakistan (AFP) claimed that the sector suffered Rs 219 billion losses this year in shape of failure in attaining the production targets set for major and minor crops leading the country towards food insecurity, pushing the rural population further in to poverty, price hike of agricultural commodities and unemployment.
A pitch-black tale of murder, corruption and almost every other conceivable form of human injustice is taken to its bleakest possible conclusions in "People Mountain People Sea.
It might work in Starbucks but going into a caff in deepest, bleakest Blaenau on a windswept Monday morning and asking for a tall, skinny latte isn't a great idea.
Fair play then to Carol Klein who, even in the bleakest weather, doesn't let a bit of the old sub-zero get between her and her hardy perennials.
PEOPLE in the West Midlands have the bleakest outlook when it comes to predicting whether their career prospects will change for the better in 2011.
He said that lawyers should avoid involvement of politics in judiciary in the larger interest of nation and challenged that if a referendum is held over the exclusion of name of Zia-ul-Haq so his tenure will be declared the bleakest in the history of Pakistan.
When life looks its bleakest, she finds comfort in an ancestor's diary, back during the times of slavery.
But believe it or not, failed banks are still planning to pay bonuses to employees who have contributed, whether knowingly or not, to the bleakest set of losses the industry has ever known.
Graham McNamee offers the reader no shortage of chills and thrills in this novel set in Ontario during the bleakest winter in years.
I enjoy the way the BBC covers its racing, and jump races in the bleakest midwinter are as much a part of our heritage as the FA Cup final.