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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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The Third Jihad warns bleakly but dramatically that Islam has all but taken over Europe, and that radical Islam threatens to do the same in the US.
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.
shows Mr Ewert bleakly outlining his options as "death, or suffering and death".
It's a blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment, but it speaks volumes about his career, which is immense and pockmarked with multiple jail trips and a willingness to be totally, bleakly candid in all of his songs.
The survivors walk bleakly into town carrying the body, a saddle that symbolizes military command, and the globe that in its ironic wholeness stands for a disintegrating world in which the Hungarian population of Kassa/Kosice would fall from 75 percent in 1910 to 16 percent in 1930, the year in which Embers was first published.
In the beginning, the Rock was a rock, bleakly barren.
Its director, Nimrod Antal, made "Kontroll," a stylish and bleakly humorous thriller about the Budapest subway police.
And even (or especially) if you're a diehard Atwood fan, it's hard to miss the irony of "Chicken Little Goes Too Far," coming from someone who has so often written so bleakly about the future.
Two unique queer artists, Lea DeLaria and David Greenspan, star in Samuel Beckett's bleakly funny testament to the human spirit--from the company that produced last year's thrilling revival of The Normal Heart.
Khan sold the technologies he used to build Pakistan's nuclear bomb to supposedly nonnuclear states around the world, including Iran and Libya, it became apparent that the threat of the "casual" use of nuclear weapons and of nuclear terrorism had moved from the theoretical and abstract to the bleakly concrete.
She was looking across the street, past the empty lot where the ragged robin and witch grass grew tall, to where the train tracks threaded bleakly past the rusted roofs of Niggertown, far away.