Bleak vs. Hope

By Jaxson

  • Hope

    Hope is an optimistic state of mind that is based on an expectation of positive outcomes with respect to events and circumstances in one’s life or the world at large. As a verb, its definitions include: “expect with confidence” and “to cherish a desire with anticipation”.

    Among its opposites are dejection, hopelessness and despair.

  • Bleak (adjective)

    Without color; pale; pallid.

  • Bleak (adjective)

    Desolate and exposed; swept by cold winds.

    “A bleak and bare rock.”

    “They escaped across the bleak landscape.”

    “A bleak, crater-pocked moonscape.”

    “We hiked across open meadows and climbed bleak mountains.”

  • Bleak (adjective)

    Unhappy; cheerless; miserable; emotionally desolate.

    “Downtown Albany felt bleak that February after the divorce.”

    “A bleak future is in store for you.”

    “The news is bleak.”

    “The survey paints a bleak picture.”

  • Bleak (noun)

    A small European river fish (Alburnus alburnus), of the family Cyprinidae.

  • Hope (noun)

    The belief or expectation that something wished for can or will happen.

    “I still have some hope that I can get to work on time.”

    “After losing my job, there’s no hope of being able to afford my world cruise.”

    “There is still hope that we can find our missing cat.”

  • Hope (noun)

    The actual thing wished for.

  • Hope (noun)

    A person or thing that is a source of hope.

    “We still have one hope left: my roommate might see the note I left on the table.”

  • Hope (noun)

    The virtuous desire for future good.

  • Hope (noun)

    A hollow; a valley, especially the upper end of a narrow mountain valley when it is nearly encircled by smooth, green slopes; a comb.

  • Hope (noun)

    A sloping plain between mountain ridges.

  • Hope (noun)

    A small bay; an inlet; a haven.

  • Hope (verb)

    To want something to happen, with a sense of expectation that it might.

    “I hope everyone enjoyed the meal.”

    “I am still hoping that all will turn out well.”

  • Hope (verb)

    To be optimistic; be full of hope; have hopes.

  • Hope (verb)

    To place confidence; to trust with confident expectation of good; usually followed by in.

  • Hope (verb)

    To wish.


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