1. offering little or no hope
- prospects were bleak
- Life in the Aran Islands has always been bleak and difficult
2. providing no shelter or sustenance
- the bleak treeless regions of the high Andes
3. unpleasantly cold and damp
- bleak winds of the North Atlantic
Sentences with bleak as an adjective:
- A bleak and bare rock.
- They escaped across the bleak landscape.
- A bleak, crater-pocked moonscape.
- We hiked across open meadows and climbed bleak mountains.
- Downtown Albany felt bleak that February after the divorce.
- A bleak future is in store for you.
- The news is bleak.
- The survey paints a bleak picture.
1. A small European river fish (Alburnus alburnus), of the family Cyprinidae.