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It was a bleak image of the future, with an urgent call to action — one that was more or less ignored by the federal government.

From Eater

The sports retailer, like many of its peers, was hit hard by the pandemic amid shutdowns and store closures, and even announced it would suspend its dividend when things were looking especially bleak in March.

From Fortune

Being true bulls, I’m sure none of you dumped your shares in late March as things looked their bleakest.

From Fortune

Remarkably, this bleak picture is more optimistic than the economists’ predictions in previous surveys.

In The End of Everything, theoretical astrophysicist Katie Mack provides a tour of the admittedly bleak possibilities.

Set among the vacant houses of suburban New Mexico, the film offers a bleak perspective on the possibility of growth and renewal.

Hitchcock saw the work of, and probably met, Murnau, the great German filmmaker--the earliest master of bleak light and shadow.

And surprisingly, gender may also play a role in your bleak winter outlook.

In the financing portion, the numbers are particularly bleak.

The Garfield specials are also unique for their deadpan delivery and oftentimes bleak worldview.

From half a block behind the man, Kip watched the messenger walk along side of the bleak walls of Tombs prison.

Around us rose the broken, straggling walls, bare and bleak, without a shred of ivy or wall-flower to hide their grim nakedness.

But there, the bleak look of what had once been full of peace and mother's love, struck cold on her heart.

Then at last, when the sun was near its setting and men finally felt a bleak wind biting, the Pope spoke again.

The land around Gallipoli on the European side of the straits is more bleak and more level.


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On this page you'll find 116 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to bleak, such as: austere, desolate, dreary, grim, comfortless, and forbidding.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.