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bleak

566 synonyms found

Pronunciation:

[blˈiːk], [blˈiːk], [b_l_ˈiː_k]
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Synonyms for Bleak:

desolate (adjective)

abandoned, bare, barren, desert, deserted, dismal, dreary, forgotten, forlorn, forsaken, inhospitable, lonely, miserable, stark, uninhabited.

hopeless (adjective)

anguished, cheerless, dejected, depressed, despairing, desperate, despondent, discouraged, disheartened, dispirited, downhearted, gloomy, glum, hopeless, melancholy, morose, pessimistic, spiritless.

severe (adjective)

Draconian, Spartan, abrupt, acerbic, acrimonious, acute, ascetic, astringent, austere, authoritarian, basic, blunt, brisk, brusque, caustic, censorious, chilly, cool, correct, crisp, critical, curt, cutting, demanding, disciplined, dour, dry, exacting, frosty, fundamental, grim, gruff, harsh, hidebound, icy, imperial, inflexible, intense, intolerant, keen, lean, meticulous, obdurate, obstinate, oppressive, piquant, precise, prudish, puritanical, raw, relentless, rigid, rigorous, severe, sharp, short, spare, stern, stiff-necked, strait-laced, strict, stringent, tart, unbending, uncompromising.

Other synonyms and related words:

Cimmerian, Grey, Pinching, Plutonian, absent, abusive, achromatic, adverse, affecting, afflictive, affording no hope, aggressive, aguish, air of distance, algid, alone, apathetic, apocalyptic, appealing, arctic, arid, arrant, attitude, awful, bad, bald, bare-ass, bare-assed, beatific, below zero, biting, bitter, bitterly cold, bittersweet, black, black market, blackened, blank, blasted, bleakly, blighted, bloodless, blown, blue, boisterous, bombed, bootleg, boreal, bringing ruin, broken, brooding, brumal, brunet, brutal, brutish, bug-eyed, bulldozed, burned, calamitous, calculating, careworn, childless, chill, chilled, chilling, claustrophobic, clay-cold, cleared, clouded, cloudy, cold, cold and damp, cold as charity, cold as death, cold as ice, cold as marble, cold weather, cold-blooded, colorless, comfortless, complete, completely unclothed, consummate, contraband, contrary, craggy, cranky, crude, cruel, curious, cut up, cynical, dank, dark, darkening, darkling, darkly, dead, deadening, defeatist, deflated, defoliate, defoliated, deforested, dense, deplorable, depressant, depressing, depressive, desolate, destitute, detached, devastated, devoid, difficult weather, dim, dimmed, dingy, dire, dirty, disagreeable, disastrous, discomforting, disconsolate, discouraging, disgraceful, disheartening, dismayed, dismaying, dispiriting, distant, distressed, distressful, distressing, doleful, dolorific, dolorogenic, dolorous, double-dyed, down, downbeat, downcast, drab, drained, drear, drearisome, dreich, dull, dumb, dusky, edged, elegiac, empty, everlasting, exposed, expressionless, extremely dark, faint, fatal, fatalistic, fateful, fish, flat, flattened, foggy, forbidding, foreboding, foul, free, freezing, freezing cold, fresh, friendless, frigid, frigorific, frost-bound, frost-nipped, frostbitten, frowning, full of worries, funebrial, funereal, gaunt, gelid, give way, glacial, glazed, glowering, go down, godforsaken, grave, gray, green, grief-stricken, grieved, grievous, gross, grumpy, happy, harassed, hard, hard as stone, haunted, heartbreaking, heartbroken, heartsick, heavy, heavy-hearted, heavyhearted, hibernal, hiemal, homesick, hopelessly, hostile, hot, hunted, hyperborean, ice-cold, ice-encrusted, icelike, ignominious, ill-tempered, in despair, in the altogether, in the buff, in the raw, inauspicious, inclement, infertile, inglorious, inhuman, inimical, injured, innocent, inopportune, isolated, joyless, knifelike, lamentable, lancinate, lancinating, leaden, leafless, lifeless, light, lonesome, louring, lovelorn, low, lowering, lugubrious, made cold, made uninhabitable, marginal, melancholic, menacing, merciless, mere, mild, mischievous, misty, mobile, monotonous, morbid, mordant, mournful, moving, murky, nameless, nasty, natural, negative, neglected, new, nipping, nippy, niveous, numbing, objectionable, obtuse, off-putting, ominous, open, oppressed, opprobrious, over-exacting, overcast, pained, painful, pallid, passionless, pathetic, peeled, penetrating, perfect, piercing, pitch black, pitch-dark, piteous, pitiable, pitiless, plain, pleasant, poignant, polar, punishing, punitive, pure, radiant, ravaged, raven, regretful, regretfully, regrettable, remote, rigourous, rimy, roguish, rough, rude, rueful, rugged, ruthless, sad, saddening, sadly, saturnine, scanty, scorched, scratchy, sensitive, sepulchral, severely simple, shadowy, shady, shamefaced, shameful, shattered, shivering, shivery, simple, sinister, skimp, sleety, slimy, slow, slushy, smoggy, smuggled, smutty, snappy, sodding, solemn, solitary, somber, sombre, sombrous, sore, sorrowful, spooky, squally, squawky, stabbing, staring, stark naked, starved, sterile, stinging, stone-cold, stony, stormy, stripped, subdued, subfusc, subfuscous, subzero, suicidal, sulky, sullen, sunless, sunny, supercooled, swarthy, tasting sourishly, taut, tempestuous, tender, tenebrific, tenebrous, thankless, thoroughgoing, thoughtful, threatening, tight-lipped, touching, transi de froid, treeless, triste, turbulent, tyrannical, ugly, unadulterated, unappealing, unattractive, unblinking, uncharged, uncomfortable, uncompassionate, uncreative, undersexed, unedifying, unembellished, unfavourable, unfeeling, unfinished, unfortunate, unfrequented, unfriendly, unhappy, unhopeful, uninventive, uninviting, unkind, unleavened, unloving, unmentionable, unoccupied, unornamented, unpleasant, unpopulated, unpromising, unpropitious, unreadable, unrewarding, unsanded, unsheathed, unsheltered, untoward, unwarmhearted, utter, vacant, vague, verdant, waste, weariful, wearisome, weary, weather-beaten, whipped, wild, wild-eyed, wind-swept, windblown, windswept, windy, winterbound, winterlike, wintery, wintry, wispy, wistful, withering, without hope, woebegone, woeful, worried, wretched, wry.

Rhymes for Bleak:

  1. peak, sleek, pique, shriek, geek, chic, reek, creek, streak, leak, leek, cheek, sneak, sheikh, meek, week, beak, freak, peek, wreak, clique, creak, sheik, squeak, seek, weak, greek, tweak, teak, speak;
  2. antique, bespeak, physique, belgique, cacique, oblique, batik, boutique, unique, critique, technique;
  3. mozambique, dominique;

Quotes for Bleak:

  1. Bleak House is just the most astounding piece of work. There's huge, visionary poetry in it. Simon Callow.
  2. Until I started doing standup, there were some very bleak days. Larry David.
  3. He told me I didn't understand, that we were from the bleak industrial wastes of North England, or something, and that we didn't understand the Internet. I told him Fall fans invented the Internet. They were on there in 1982. Mark E. Smith.

Idioms of Bleak:

  1. paint a bleak/ rosy etc. picture of sth;
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