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  • adj.barren
  • adj.depressing

synonyms for bleaker

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

antonyms for bleaker

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  • bright
  • cheerful
  • friendly
  • happy
  • hot
  • sympathetic
  • warm
  • appealing
  • comfortable
  • comforting
  • congenial
  • encouraging
  • nice
  • pleasant
  • sunny
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How to use bleaker in a sentence

The soldier may have the sunny side of the wall in peace, but assuredly he has the bleaker side in times of war.
THE BRITISH EXPEDITION TO THE CRIMEAWILLIAM HOWARD RUSSELL
His appearance had not changed; it was impossible for his expression to become bleaker; but there was a tremendous change within.
THE HAPPY ENDJOSEPH HERGESHEIMER
A child of sunny France, she languished under the bleaker New England skies.
ERNEST LINWOODCAROLINE LEE HENTZ
It was toward the end of an afternoon in early April; the discoloured snow still lay huddled in the bleaker fence corners.
THE IMPERIALIST(A.K.A. MRS. EVERARD COTES) SARA JEANNETTE DUNCAN
I intended to remain until June, but the spring there is bleaker than your own New England.
THE TRUTH ABOUT TRISTREM VARICKEDGAR SALTUS
The clocks struck four, and the long winter night grew bleaker and darker.
REGINALD CRUDENTALBOT BAINES REED
The colder, the bleaker, the more stormy the night, the more certain you will be to find me.
MARY BARTONELIZABETH CLEGHORN GASKELL
The snows were gone, but the countryside looked bleaker and drearier, all shrouded in the haze from the damp, sodden meadows.
THE DOINGS OF RAFFLES HAWARTHUR CONAN DOYLE
But soon it grew bleaker and colder, and they suffered greatly.
HAPPY DAYS FOR BOYS AND GIRLSVARIOUS
Close by they display a bewildering waste of broken ice, boulders, and crevasses, made bleaker by the cobalt shadows.
CALIFORNIAMARY AUSTIN
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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