Bleakest



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

A President Adrift Michael Tomasky September 1, 2011
Old Problems and New Realities Ahmed Moor November 21, 2012
When Salinger Spoke Out: A Rare 1959 Public Letter Against Life in Prison Nicolaus Mills December 8, 2013
Never Mind Inequality: Silicon Valley Enriches All of Our Lives Gregory Ferenstein May 29, 2013
A Q and A With Nicolle Wallace, Palin’s Chaperone Ana Marie Cox October 27, 2008

Historical Examples

The Daltons, Volume I (of II) Charles James Lever
Left on the Labrador Dillon Wallace
Voyage To Eternity Milton Lesser
The Tory Maid Herbert Baird Stimpson
The Knack of Managing Lewis K. Urquhart and Herbert Watson

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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