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English definition of “bleak”

bleak

adjective     /bliːk/
NO HOPE If a situation is bleak, there is little or no hope for the future : The future is looking bleak for small businesses struggling with debts .Not hopeful
NOT INTERESTING If a place is bleak, it is cold , empty , and not attractive : a bleak landscape Tedious and uninspiringEmptyColdSnow and ice
bleakness noun [U]
(Definition of bleak adjective from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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