adverb see bleak

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • bleakly — 1530s, from BLEAK (Cf. bleak) (adj.) + LY (Cf. ly) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • bleakly — adv. Bleakly is used with these verbs: ↑stare …   Collocations dictionary

  • bleakly — bleak|ly [ blikli ] adverb in a way that shows no hope or confidence: I doubt it, she said bleakly …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • bleakly — UK [ˈbliːklɪ] / US [ˈblɪklɪ] adverb in a way that shows no hope or confidence I doubt it, she said bleakly …   English dictionary

  • bleakly — bleak ► ADJECTIVE 1) bare and exposed to the elements. 2) charmless and inhospitable. 3) (of a situation) not hopeful or encouraging. DERIVATIVES bleakly adverb bleakness noun. ORIGIN Old English or Old Norse, «white, shining» …   English terms dictionary

  • bleakly — adverb without hope (Freq. 3) he wondered bleakly • Derived from adjective: ↑bleak …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bleakly — Bleak Bleak (bl[=e]k), a. [OE. blac, bleyke, bleche, AS. bl[=a]c, bl[=ae]c, pale, wan; akin to Icel. bleikr, Sw. blek, Dan. bleg, OS. bl[=e]k, D. bleek, OHG. pleih, G. bleich; all from the root of AS. bl[=i]can to shine; akin to OHG. bl[=i]chen… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bleakly — See bleak1. * * * …   Universalium

  • bleakly — adverb /bliː In a bleak manner …   Wiktionary

  • bleakly — adv. gloomily, in a cheerless manner …   English contemporary dictionary

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