Definition of Bleakness

1. Noun. A bleak and desolate atmosphere. "The nakedness of the landscape"

Exact synonyms: Bareness, Desolation, Nakedness
Generic synonyms: Gloom, Gloominess, Glumness
Derivative terms: Bleak, Bleak, Bleak, Desolate



Definition of Bleakness

1. Noun. The characteristic of being bleak. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bleakness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bleakness

bleaching agents
bleaching clay
bleaching earth
bleaching powder
bleaching powders
bleachings
bleachlike
bleachorexia
bleacht
bleah
bleak
bleaker
bleakest
bleakish
bleakly
bleakness (current term)
bleaknesses
bleaks
bleaky
blear
blear-eyed
bleared
blearedness
blearer
blearest
bleareye
bleareyed
bleareyedness
bleargh
blearier

Literary usage of Bleakness

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1. The Beauties of England and Wales, Or, Delineations, Topographical by John Britton, Joseph Nightingale, James Norris Brewer, John Evans, John Hodgson, Francis Charles Laird, Frederic Shoberl, John Bigland, Thomas Rees, Thomas Hood, John Harris, Edward Wedlake Brayley (1814)
"We cannot help noticing, however, that there is a degree of wild bleakness on the north-western range of the Broadway hills, that reminds the traveller, ..."

2. Pennsylvania School Architecture: A Manual of Directions and Plans for by Thomas Henry Burrowes (1855)
"bleakness in winter, and exposure to the rays of the sun in summer, are not always necessarily caused by an improper local position. ..."

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