adjective, bleak·er, bleak·est.
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OTHER WORDS FROM bleakbleakish, adjectivebleakly, adverbbleakness, noun
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One act chronicles the bleakness of living under Capitol rule in Panem.‘Catching Fire’ Review: Bigger, More Polished, and Just Another Popcorn Flick|Kevin Fallon|November 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The beauty of this image and the bleakness of its meaning hang suspended in perfect balance.Three Cheers for Alice Munro’s Nobel Prize in Literature|Malcolm Jones|October 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
What is it about bleakness and tedium that are so attractive, other than the fact that most people instinctively recoil from it?
Outside, on the bleakness of the avenue where the president lives, Washington looked anything but normal.Hurricane Sandy Turns Washington, D.C., Into a Ghost Town|Lauren Ashburn|October 30, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The bleakness of the cold north winter was in his heart and life was barren as the eastern meadows.The Maid of the Whispering Hills|Vingie E. Roe
Would not Sheila, at least, understand the bleakness and desolation of the picture?
The winter came and went, but it brought no sense of dreariness or bleakness to Meg.Meg's Friend|Alice Abigail Corkran
A bleakness came into his eyes, and the lines of his mouth grew severe and harsh.The Sea-Wolf|Jack London
Night was setting in, and its bleakness was enhanced by the contrast of the pictured fire glowing and gleaming in the window-pane.Bleak House|Charles Dickens