Bleakly



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

David’s Book Club: The Age of Austerity David Frum February 20, 2012
The Wonderful, Horrible Life of Henry Ford Richard Snow May 13, 2013

Historical Examples

Robinetta Kate Douglas Wiggin
The War in the Air Herbert George Wells
Babbitt Sinclair Lewis
The Golden Skull John Blaine
–And Devious the Line of Duty Tom Godwin
The Time Traders Andre Norton
The Cartels Jungle Irving E. Cox, Jr.
Christopher and Columbus Countess Elizabeth Von Arnim

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
adv.
adj.

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