What does the word bleak mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Bleakness.

  • Part of speech: adverb

  • Bleakly.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Cold; cutting.

Usage examples for bleak

  1. She went swiftly into the house without looking about her, conscious of a new dread and hatred for the bleak land, the forest's eternal shade, the snow and the cold,- for all those things she had lived her life amongst, which now had wounded her. – Maria Chapdelaine A Tale of the Lake St. John Country by Louis Hemon
  2. It was a bleak, almost barren country, with but little natural vegetation- harsh, stony, and inhospitable. – A Hero of Romance by Richard Marsh
  3. Carse closed the log, his face bleak, his mind made up. – The Affair of the Brains by Anthony Gilmore