bleak

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈbliːk/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/blik/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(blēk)


Inflections of 'bleak' (adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."):
bleaker
adj comparative
bleakest
adj superlative
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bleak

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
adj
  1. the outlook [is, seems] bleak
  2. has a bleak outlook on [the situation, life]
  3. a bleak and [depressing, hopeless] outlook
  4. a bleak [vision, view, picture, portrait, assessment] of
  5. was a bleak year for [blackberries, fall colors]
  6. is looking bleak for [you, the company]
  7. has a bleak future (in)
  8. the weather is looking bleak (today)
  9. only have bleak [prospects, possibilities]
  10. their prospects are looking (quite) bleak
  11. yes, it looks bleak indeed (for)
  12. things are looking [pretty, rather, very] bleak
  13. [things] began to look bleak, but
  14. has been a bleak [winter, December]
  15. a bleak (and dreary) day
  16. a bleak and [barren, desolate] landscape
  17. a bleak [apartment, room, factory]
n
  1. went fishing for bleak
  2. [caught, fished] bleak in the river
  3. [fried, grilled, marinated] bleak (with rice)
n as adj
  1. [marinated] bleak fillets
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