Definition of bleakness noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈbliːknəs//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbliːknəs//
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  1. 1the quality of not being encouraging and giving no reason to have hope Despite its bleakness, the book is full of comedy.
  2. 2(of the weather) the quality of being cold and unpleasant the bleakness of a northern winter
  3. 3(of a place) the quality of being exposed, empty or with no pleasant features the bleakness of a run-down city