adjective, bleak·er, bleak·est.
Origin of bleak1
Related formsbleak·ish, adjectivebleak·ly, adverbbleak·ness, noun
Examples from the Web for bleakly
And yet, there was always an astringent, bleakly humorous honesty to the man.
Thomas Edsall offers a bleakly pessimistic assessment of American politics in his new book, The Age of Austerity.
The high peaks, gray and streaked with new-fallen snow, shone grandly, bleakly through the firs.The Forester's Daughter|Hamlin Garland
Instead of being glad to hear it, he was bitterly, bleakly disappointed, and felt chilled to the heart with cold.A Soldier of the Legion|C. N. Williamson
The morning broke, as it always did whenever we tried to cross the river, bleakly and coldly.Wanderings in Patagonia|Julius Beerbohm
She was standing by the window, staring down at the gray, distant desert, her eyes as bleakly empty as it.--And Devious the Line of Duty|Tom Godwin
They knocked again, waited, then stared at each other bleakly.The Golden Skull|John Blaine