Synonyms of bleak in English:

bleak


See definition of bleak

adjective

1‘a bleak landscape’

SYNONYMS

bare, exposed, desolate, stark, arid, desert, denuded, lunar, open, empty, windswept

treeless, forestless, without vegetation, defoliated

unsheltered, unprotected, unshielded

rare unwooded

ANTONYMS

lush, verdant

2‘a bleak wind had got up’

SYNONYMS

cold, keen, raw, harsh, wintry

piercing, penetrating, biting, nipping, stinging, sharp

freezing, icy, icy-cold, frosty, frigid, chilly

informal nippy

British informal parky

literary chill

ANTONYMS

warm, balmy

3‘the future looks bleak’

SYNONYMS

unpromising, unfavourable, unpropitious, inauspicious, adverse, disadvantageous, uninviting, discouraging, disheartening, depressing, cheerless, joyless, gloomy, sombre, dreary, dismal, wretched, miserable, black, dark, grim, drab, portentous, foreboding, hopeless, ominous

ANTONYMS

promising, hopeful