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"bleak" in British English

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bleakadjective

uk   /bliːk/  us   /bliːk/
C2 If a place is bleak, it is empty, and not welcoming or attractive: The house stands on a bleak, windswept hilltop.
Bleak weather is cold and unpleasant.
C2 If a situation is bleak, there is little or no hope for the future: The economic outlook is bleak.
bleakness
noun [U] uk   /ˈbliːk.nəs/  us   /ˈbliːk.nəs/
(Definition of bleak from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bleak" in American English

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bleakadjective [-er/-est only]

 us   /blik/
(esp. of a place or the weather) cold and not welcoming: It was a bleak, unpleasant day in December.
Bleak also means without hope: With no job, the future looked bleak.
(Definition of bleak from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"bleak" in Business English

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bleakadjective

uk   us   /bliːk/
not giving much hope for the future: Their long-term prospects appear bleak. In a bleak assessment of the coming months, they said market conditions were almost certain to remain challenging.
(Definition of bleak from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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