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bleak

adjective uk   /bliːk/ us  
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  
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