Definition of 'bleak'
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Why will they be the only ones facing a bleak future? The Sun (2016)Support will be essential because the prospect of finding a cure soon looks bleak. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Is there any cause for optimism in this bleak landscape? Times, Sunday Times (2016)For bond investors it's a bleak picture. Times, Sunday Times (2016)On the pitch, things had begun to look bleak. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Seeing other people flourish brings genuine delight; a comforting spectator sport in an otherwise bleak landscape. Times, Sunday Times (2017)If successful, we foresee a bleak future in which patient needs will take a back seat to financial considerations. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The political outlook is bleak. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Labour called the figures shocking and'a bleak outlook '. The Sun (2016)Does all of this sound pretty bleak? Christianity Today (2000)Such a bleak future is something that has to be factored into our thinking about the future. Times, Sunday Times (2015)With half a lap to go it was looking pretty bleak. The Sun (2012)She is not alone in her bleak assessment. Times, Sunday Times (2006)This exhibition tracks his journey across the bleak but beautiful landscape. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The picture was equally bleak across the rest of the country. The Sun (2009)Two firemen in new white asbestos suits had spent thirty minutes wearing looks of bleak disappointment. BomberThere must have followed a pretty bleak winter for many poor people. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Fund managers were equally bleak in their assessment. Times, Sunday Times (2008)They were displaced people and the first human occupants of this bleak landscape. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Is there any mitigation of this bleak picture? Times, Sunday Times (2014)Not least because it comes at a time when the outlook for recruiters has rarely looked bleaker. Times, Sunday Times (2009)For him the outlook was bleak. DEVASTATING EDEN: The Search for Utopia in America (2004)It's a little bit bleak and not very funny. The Sun (2015)On a miserably cold and bleak night last Monday he calmly took his own life. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Put like that, it sounds bleak. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The outlook is quite bleak for the next six to 12 months. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Brace yourselves for a freezing cold, bleak new year. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It sounds bleak, but basically it was. Mothers who Leave (1994)The bleak outlook in Europe contrasts starkly with a far more positive outlook in other regions. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Older people across the country are facing a bleak winter with little or no contact with their neighbours, according to new research. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Things were beginning to look a little bleak for West Ham but almost at once they surged upfield to equalise. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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Translations for 'bleak'
British English: bleak /bliːk/ ADJECTIVE
If a situation is bleak, it is bad, and seems unlikely to improve.
The immediate outlook remains bleak.
- American English: bleak
- Arabic: كَئِيب
- Brazilian Portuguese: desolador
- Chinese: 黯淡的
- Croatian: sumoran
- Czech: pochmurný
- Danish: trist
- Dutch: somber
- European Spanish: sombrío
- Finnish: synkkä
- French: glauque
- German: kahl
- Greek: άχαρος
- Italian: desolato
- Japanese: 荒涼とした
- Korean: 황량한
- Norwegian: dyster
- Polish: ponury
- European Portuguese: desabrigado
- Romanian: sumbru
- Russian: гнетущий
- Spanish: inhóspito
- Swedish: dyster
- Thai: ไร้ความหวัง
- Turkish: rüzgara açık
- Ukrainian: похмурий
- Vietnamese: ảm đạm
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