UnivSource.com - Your Most Comprehensive Source for Information on Universities
Google
  Web UnivSource.com

You're Here : UnivSource Home > Vocabulary Builder (Beta Version)


The current version of the vocabulary builder covers over 2720 words & is useful for students preparing for academic English examinations such as SAT, GRE, GMAT, etc. Now you can also listen to the pronunciation of words. - Refer a Friend.


SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

bleak (adj) (of climate/weather) unfavorable; cold and windy; (of a situation) gloomy and unhopeful; not encouraging; (of a place) bare and unattractive.

If a day is a cold and windy, and so, very uncomfortable, it is a bleak day. A very cold day with no sign of warmth is a bleak day. If the present situation is bad and if there are no signs of improvement, the situation is bleak. When a person has no money and if there appear no chances of their getting money, their situation is bleak. If a patient's condition is bad and if they may not recover, the situation is bleak. The situation in countries like Ethiopia is very bleak, with famine all over, and with no prospect of better days. A place is bleak if it is bare of anything that can make it look attractive. A bleak concrete building is a plain building with no attractive features about it.

  • The future for coal industry appears very bleak with the switching over of a number of industries to hydroelectricity and nuclear power.
  • Having lost his job, and with no likelihood of his getting a job in the near future, and with little savings, Jeff's situation is quite bleak.
  • With the advent of satellite television, and home entertainment facilities, the outlook for film industry is very bleak, with many studios and theatres facing closure.
  • The climate of planet Pluto, on the outermost orbit among the planets from the sun is very bleak, as it is too far off from the sun to receive any light and warmth.
Useful Links
Download Our iPhone App
Download Our Android App
Earn Your Degree Online
Earn Your Art & Design Degree Online
Earn Your Business Degree Online
Earn Your Culinary Degree Online
Earn Your Education Degree Online
Earn Your Health Care Degree Online
Earn Your Law & Justice Degree Online
Earn Your Psychology Degree Online
Earn Your Technicians Degree Online
Earn Your Technology Degree Online
US Universities by Name
US Universities by Program
US Universities by State
Canadian Universities by Name
Canadian Universities by Region
Feedback

Last Modified : 11-May 2009
Best viewed with 1024 x 768 resolution & Microsoft Internet Explorer