adjective, bleak·er, bleak·est.
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OTHER WORDS FROM bleakbleakish, adjectivebleakly, adverbbleakness, noun
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In the Districts—the cities and towns of New York—the reality is bleaker.Hunger Games Comes to New York State’s Public Schools|Zephyr Teachout|November 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Of course it's pretty hard to see the regime compromising, but other avenues are bleaker still.
That Chenoweth would be suited to a role that channels the bleaker parts of her past should come as no surprise.Kristin Chenoweth on Her Darker Role in ‘Family Weekend’|Kevin Fallon|March 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It means that the outlook for immigration reform will only get bleaker.
The soldier may have the sunny side of the wall in peace, but assuredly he has the bleaker side in times of war.The British Expedition to the Crimea|William Howard Russell
Greg's face was bleaker than usual as he turned from the board to look at Russ.Empire|Clifford Donald Simak
He went to Guernsey, a neighbouring island, bleaker and less temperate in climate.Juliette Drouet's Love-Letters to Victor Hugo|Louis Guimbaud
It was toward the end of an afternoon in early April; the discoloured snow still lay huddled in the bleaker fence corners.The Imperialist|(a.k.a. Mrs. Everard Cotes) Sara Jeannette Duncan
The rain had ceased; but the night was dark, and the wind was bleaker than ever.The Lock And Key Library|Various