bleak · adjective /bli╦Ék/Full view
bleak (NO HOPE)
C2 If a situation is bleak, there is little or no hope for the future.
Dictionary example:

The future is looking bleak for small businesses struggling with debts.

Learner example:

This may seem like a very bleak future for many young people today. (Certificate of Proficiency in English; C2; Swedish)

bleak (COLD)
C2 If a place is bleak, it is cold, empty and not attractive.
Dictionary example:

a bleak landscape

Learner example:

They lack basic training and experience and thus often get lost or hurt in bleak and isolated areas, giving the mountain rescue teams a hard time. (Certificate of Proficiency in English; C2; Polish)

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