Bleak and Harsh


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Bleak adjective – Causing or marked by an atmosphere lacking in cheer.
Harsh is a synonym for bleak in attitude topic. In some cases you can use "Harsh" instead an adjective "Bleak", when it comes to topics like stormy, austere, cold, depressing.
Nearby Words: bleakness, bleakly
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Harsh adjective – Difficult to endure.
Usage example: harsh conditions in the refugee camp

Bleak is a synonym for harsh in attitude topic. You can use "Bleak" instead an adjective "Harsh", if it concerns topics such as rough, hard, austere.
Nearby Words: harshness, harshly
Synonyms for Harsh

Things that words describes

view bleak view harsh view
life bleak life harsh life
sound bleak sound harsh sound
style bleak style harsh style
Other nouns: look, nature, land, place, environment, way, example, tone, landscape, light, desert, side, version, ending, reality, planet, times.

Both words in one sentence

  • Bleak Level Tales of Xillia 2 has another ship, which couples this as a very harsh Call Back to the previous game's above example, right down to a similar, bleak design.
    Source: Bleak Level
  • Web Animation / Snowdrop Painting the Frost on Windows: The snowflakes that Snowdrop teaches other pegasi to make turn winter from a harsh and bleak season into a gentle, bright, and joyful one.
  • They can get particularly mean if they come to believe the world is a hard, bleak place and may end up believing they have to resort to harsh, brutal, and even underhanded methods to defend the ones they love or the cause they believe in.
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