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Synonyms for bleak

Synonyms for (adjective) bleak

Synonyms: black, dim, bleak Definition: offering little or no hope Usage: the future looked black; prospects were bleak; Life in the Aran Islands has always been bleak and difficult- J.M.Synge; took a dim view of things

Similar words: hopeless Definition: without hope because there seems to be no possibility of comfort or success Usage: in an agony of hopeless grief; with a hopeless sigh he sat down

Synonyms: desolate, bleak, bare, barren, stark Definition: providing no shelter or sustenance Usage: bare rocky hills; barren lands; the bleak treeless regions of the high Andes; the desolate surface of the moon; a stark landscape

Similar words: inhospitable Definition: unfavorable to life or growth Usage: the barren inhospitable desert; inhospitable mountain areas

Synonyms: raw, bleak, cutting Definition: unpleasantly cold and damp Usage: bleak winds of the North Atlantic

Similar words: cold Definition: having a low or inadequate temperature or feeling a sensation of coldness or having been made cold by e.g. ice or refrigeration Usage: a cold climate; a cold room; dinner has gotten cold; cold fingers; if you are cold, turn up the heat; a cold beer