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bleaker, comparative; bleakest, superlative;
  1. (of an area of land) Lacking vegetation and exposed to the elements
    • - a bleak and barren moor
  2. (of a building or room) Charmless and inhospitable; dreary
    • - he looked around the bleak little room in despair
  3. (of the weather) Cold and miserable
    • - a bleak midwinter's day
  4. (of a situation or future prospect) Not hopeful or encouraging; unlikely to have a favorable outcome
    • - he paints a bleak picture of a company that has lost its way
  5. (of a person or a person's expression) Cold and forbidding
    • - his bleak, near vacant eyes grew remote
  1. A small silvery shoaling fish of the minnow family, found in Eurasian rivers

  1. black: offering little or no hope; "the future looked black"; "prospects were bleak"; "Life in the Aran Islands has always been bleak and difficult"- J.M.Synge; "took a dim view of things"
  2. bare: providing no shelter or sustenance; "bare rocky hills"; "barren lands"; "the bleak treeless regions of the high Andes"; "the desolate surface of the moon"; "a stark landscape"
  3. unpleasantly cold and damp; "bleak winds of the North Atlantic"
  4. (bleakness) a bleak and desolate atmosphere; "the nakedness of the landscape"
  5. Bleak is a Finnish rock band formed in 1997 and split in 2009. Bleak is now known as Fireal.
  6. The common bleak is a small pelagic fish of the Cyprinid family. It is often referred to simply as a "bleak", though this term can refer to any species of Alburnus.
  7. (Bleaks) Alburnus is a genus of ray-finned fish in the Cyprinidae family. It contains the following species: * Gokce Baligi (Alburnus akili) * Italian Bleak (Alburnus albidus) * Common Bleak (Alburnus alburnus) * Alburnus arborella * Alburnus atropatenae * Alburnus attalus * Alburnus baliki * ...
  8. Disappointed or sad. ‘Since Lorraine axed Rick, the oke’s* been lank* bleak.’
  9. A small freshwater fish (Alburnus lucidus); and a similar saltwater fish (OED).
  10. Lacking in warmth, life, or kindliness; Grim; Not hopeful or encouraging; Depressing. E.g. "How could I not be concerned? The whole situation is most alarming! There is nothing worse than a sore throat. Its effects are exceedingly bleak. " - Mr. Elton
  11. Bleak is a snowman-like creature who is the boss of K3 in Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!