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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

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

To not have any hope is where things start to get really bleak. Things are possible. The impossible can be possible.
Sarah Paulson

If taking one-self seriously as a woman means committing to a life of grooming, pumicing, pruning and polishing one's exterior for the benefit of onlookers, then I may as well leave my unwieldy rucksack to the top of a bleak Scottish hill and make my home there under a stone, where I'll fashion shoes out of mud and clothes out of leaves.
Miranda Hart

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

Women always try to see the one good part of The Weird Guy because the dating landscape is so bleak. Women will say, 'He's very odd, but he likes to cook. He's creepy, but he makes good pancakes!'
Zoe Lister-Jones
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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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