bleak bleak  /b ˈlik/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) offering little or no hope
  2. (adj) providing no shelter or sustenance
  3. (adj) unpleasantly cold and damp

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The Winograd Commission spelled it out in bleak terms in its report on Israel's failures during the 34-day war.
  2. While her mastery of detail is impressive, it's her passionate style that transforms bleak facts into emotive stories that compel you to take action.
  3. For a nation already struggling with a bleak economic reality, it was a less-than-reassuring display.

News

  1. Checovich, Lindonen prevail in New Hampshire Heptathlon.

    Things looked bleak for Winnacunnet of Hampton's Emma Checovich at Sunday's 37th New Hampshire Heptathlon. Checovich, a junior, was in third place with only the 800-meter run remaining, and that was an event she had never competed in during her track and field career. Somehow, Checovich mustered a fourth-place finish in the 800 that propelled her to victory at Nashua South.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: New Hampshire Union Leader

  2. Job Prospects are Dim: China

    Job prospects for China graduates appear bleak — the latest sign of a troubled Chinese economy.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: CNBC

  3. AP Interview: Bleak outlook for West Bank economy

    AP Interview: Bleak outlook for West Bank economy Associated Press Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 9:33 pm, Wednesday, June 12, 2013 RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinians this week replaced one internationally respected, U.S.-trained economist with another in hopes of solving long ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Beaumont Enterprise

Quotes

  1. "Home prices across the nation and in most metro areas are significantly lower than where they were a year ago," said Yale University professor Robert Shiller, one of the index's creators. "Wherever you look, things look bleak."
    on Feb 26, 2008 By: Robert Shiller Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. Fry said: "The proof of the pudding will be if we are in Melbourne or not." "If we are not there then the situation is bleak. I don't think there is an instance of a team not starting the season and successfully coming in later." "We...
    on Dec 5, 2008 By: Nick Fry Source: The Sun

  3. "Let me first say very clearly that our weapons are safe, secure and reliable," Gates said. "The problem is the long-term prognosis _ which I would characterize as bleak."
    on Oct 28, 2008 By: Robert Gates Source: FOXNews

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