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Having a somber or dismal atmosphere or nature
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“Conditions are so bleak in so many areas that we seem on the verge of a social emergency.”
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Harsh, oppressive, and difficult to bear or endure
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“Young unskilled workers were repeatedly going on strike, not for higher wages, but against the bleak working conditions.”
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(of a landscape) Desolate and barren
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“Infinitely lonely, the bleak landscape is a reflection of the artist's own melancholy.”
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Uncomfortably or unpleasantly cold
“January was dimming into the equally cold, bleak abyss of New England weather that was February.”
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Characterized by windy or stormy conditions
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“A change to milder weather would be very acceptable, but at the moment there seems no indication of any break in the bleak conditions.”
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Improbable or unlikely in outcome
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“I thought that I would work at the company forever, but little did I know that the prospects of that happening were bleak.”
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Having a feeling of despondency, especially due to pessimism
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“I was now feeling bleak about my prospects.”
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Having a plain and unadorned appearance
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(of the weather) Dark, cloudy or overcast
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Causing difficulty, problems or trouble
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Anti-utopian
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Having no shine or luster
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Resembling a squawk
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Very serious or gloomy in expression or demeanor
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Experiencing or showing doubt or skepticism
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Beyond all hope
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Boring or severely lacking in interest
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Displaying a lack of sympathy, empathy or general emotions
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