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Definition of Bleak


  1. Without color; pale; pallid.
  2. Desolate and exposed; swept by cold winds.
  3. Cold and cutting; cheerless; as, a bleak blast.
  4. A small European river fish (Leuciscus alburnus), of the family Cyprinidae; the blay.

Bleak Quotations

Rebellion without truth is like spring in a bleak, arid desert.
Khalil Gibran

Your attitude is like a box of crayons that color your world. Constantly color your picture gray, and your picture will always be bleak. Try adding some bright colors to the picture by including humor, and your picture begins to lighten up.
Allen Klein

If we were logical, the future would be bleak, indeed. But we are more than logical. We are human beings, and we have faith, and we have hope, and we can work.
Jacques Yves Cousteau

We really feel happier when things look bleak. Hope is endurance. Hope is holding on and going on and trusting in the Lord.
Michael Novak

Until I started doing standup, there were some very bleak days.
Larry David
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Bleak Translations

bleak in Afrikaans is koud, donker, onaangenaam
bleak in Dutch is naar, akelig, onaangenaam
bleak in Italian is eremo
bleak in Norwegian is kald, sturen
bleak in Portuguese is frio
bleak in Swedish is kulen

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