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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 landscapeTedious and uninspiringEmptyColdSnow and ice
bleakness noun [U]
(Definition of bleak from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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