Friday, July 11, 2008

BLEAK: adjective and noun!

adjective, -er, -est.
bare, desolate, and often windswept: a bleak plain.
cold and piercing; raw: a bleak wind.
without hope or encouragement; depressing; dreary: a bleak future.

Gloomy and somber: "Life in the Aran Islands has always been bleak and difficult".
Providing no encouragement; depressing: a bleak prospect.
Cold and cutting; raw: bleak winds of the North Atlantic.
Exposed to the elements; unsheltered and barren: the bleak, treeless regions of the high Andes.
offering little or no hope; "the future looked black"; "prospects were bleak"
bleakish, adjective
bleakly, adverb
bleakness, noun

n. pl. bleak or bleaks
A small European freshwater fish of the genus Alburnus that is related to the carp and has silvery scales used in the manufacture of artificial pearls.

In Module 3 it appears as an adjective, describing a building. Hope it's clear now,

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