Bleaker



bare, desolate, and often windswept:
a bleak plain.
cold and piercing; raw:
a bleak wind.
without hope or encouragement; depressing; dreary:
a bleak future.
Contemporary Examples

Obama’s Depressed Liberal Base Matthew Yglesias July 24, 2010
Hunger Games Comes to New York State’s Public Schools Zephyr Teachout November 25, 2014
Kristin Chenoweth on Her Darker Role in ‘Family Weekend’ Kevin Fallon March 26, 2013
Syria: Banking on Geneva Michael Tomasky May 29, 2013

Historical Examples

The Lands of the Saracen Bayard Taylor
Empire Clifford Donald Simak
Ernest Linwood Caroline Lee Hentz
The Land of Little Rain Mary Austin
The Daughters of Danaus Mona Caird
The Candidate Joseph Alexander Altsheler

adjective
exposed and barren; desolate
cold and raw
offering little hope or excitement; dismal: a bleak future
noun
any slender silvery European cyprinid fish of the genus Alburnus, esp A. lucidus, occurring in slow-flowing rivers
adj.

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