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Bleak vs. Gloomy

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Bleakadjective

Without color; pale; pallid.

Gloomyadjective

Not very illuminated; dim because of darkness

‘The cavern was gloomy.’;

Bleakadjective

Desolate and exposed; swept by cold winds.

‘A bleak and bare rock.’; ‘They escaped across the bleak landscape.’; ‘A bleak, crater-pocked moonscape.’; ‘We hiked across open meadows and climbed bleak mountains.’;

Gloomyadjective

Suffering from gloom; melancholy; dejected.

‘a gloomy temper or countenance’;

Bleakadjective

Unhappy; cheerless; miserable; emotionally desolate.

‘Downtown Albany felt bleak that February after the divorce.’; ‘A bleak future is in store for you.’; ‘The news is bleak.’; ‘The survey paints a bleak picture.’;

Gloomyadjective

Imperfectly illuminated; dismal through obscurity or darkness; dusky; dim; clouded; as, the cavern was gloomy.

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Bleaknoun

A small European river fish (Alburnus alburnus), of the family Cyprinidae.

Gloomyadjective

Affected with, or expressing, gloom; melancholy; dejected; as, a gloomy temper or countenance.

Bleakadjective

Without color; pale; pallid.

‘When she came out she looked as pale and as bleak as one that were laid out dead.’;

Gloomyadjective

characterized by hopelessness; filled with gloom;

‘gloomy at the thought of what he had to face’; ‘gloomy predictions’; ‘a gloomy silence’; ‘took a grim view of the economy’; ‘the darkening mood’;

Bleakadjective

Desolate and exposed; swept by cold winds.

‘Wastes too bleak to rearThe common growth of earth, the foodful ear.’; ‘At daybreak, on the bleak sea beach.’;

Gloomyadjective

depressing in character or appearance;

‘drove through dingy streets’; ‘the dismal prison twilight’; ‘drab old buildings’; ‘a dreary mining town’; ‘gloomy tenements’; ‘sorry routine that follows on the heels of death’;

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Bleakadjective

Cold and cutting; cheerless; as, a bleak blast.

Gloomyadjective

depressingly dark;

‘the gloomy forest’; ‘the glooming interior of an old inn’; ‘`gloomful' is archaic’;

Bleaknoun

A small European river fish (Leuciscus alburnus), of the family Cyprinidæ; the blay.

Gloomyadjective

causing or suggestive of sorrow or gloom;

‘a gloomy outlook’; ‘gloomy news’;

Bleakadjective

offering little or no hope;

‘the future looked black’; ‘prospects were bleak’; ‘Life in the Aran Islands has always been bleak and difficult’; ‘took a dim view of things’;

Gloomyadjective

reflecting gloom;

‘gloomy faces’;

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Bleakadjective

providing no shelter or sustenance;

‘bare rocky hills’; ‘barren lands’; ‘the bleak treeless regions of the high Andes’; ‘the desolate surface of the moon’; ‘a stark landscape’;

Gloomyadjective

causing dejection;

‘a blue day’; ‘the dark days of the war’; ‘a week of rainy depressing weather’; ‘a disconsolate winter landscape’; ‘the first dismal dispiriting days of November’; ‘a dark gloomy day’; ‘grim rainy weather’;

Bleakadjective

unpleasantly cold and damp;

‘bleak winds of the North Atlantic’;

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