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bleak

see definition of bleak
  • adjbarren
  • adjdepressing
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Synonyms for bleak

adj barren
  • austere
  • chilly
  • cold
  • desolate
  • dreary
  • grim
  • bare
  • blank
  • blighted
  • bombed
  • bulldozed
  • burned
  • cleared
  • deforested
  • desert
  • deserted
  • exposed
  • flat
  • gaunt
  • open
  • raw
  • scorched
  • stripped
  • unpopulated
  • unsheltered
  • weather-beaten
  • wild
  • windswept

Antonyms for bleak

  • bright
  • cheerful
  • friendly
  • happy
  • hot
  • sympathetic
  • warm
  • appealing
  • comfortable
  • comforting
  • congenial
  • encouraging
  • nice
  • pleasant
  • sunny
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More words related to bleak

austere

adjective. grim, barren
  • bald
  • bare
  • bare-bones
  • bleak
  • clean
  • dour
  • plain
  • primitive
  • rustic
  • severe
  • simple
  • spare
  • spartan
  • stark
  • subdued
  • unadorned
  • unembellished
  • vanilla

biting

adjective. piercing, sharp
  • bitter
  • bleak
  • blighting
  • cold
  • crisp
  • cutting
  • freezing
  • harsh
  • nipping
  • penetrating
  • raw
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
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