Bleak vs Beckettian - What's the difference?

bleak | beckettian |


As adjectives the difference between bleak and beckettian

is that bleak is without color; pale; pallid while beckettian is of or pertaining to (1906-1989) or his writings, noted for their bleak outlook and minimalism.

As a noun bleak

is a small european river fish (alburnus alburnus ), of the family cyprinidae.

bleak

English

Etymology 1

From (etyl) bleke (also bleche > English .

Adjective

(er)
  • Without color; pale; pallid.
  • * Foxe
  • When she came out she looked as pale and as bleak as one that were laid out dead.
  • Desolate and exposed; swept by cold winds.
  • * Wordsworth
  • Wastes too bleak to rear / The common growth of earth, the foodful ear.
  • * Longfellow
  • at daybreak, on the bleak sea beach
    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.
  • 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.

    Etymology 2

    Probably from (etyl) bleikja .

    Noun

    (en noun) (wikipedia bleak)
  • A small European river fish (Alburnus alburnus ), of the family Cyprinidae.
  • Synonyms
    * alburn * blay

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    beckettian

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Of or pertaining to (1906-1989) or his writings, noted for their bleak outlook and minimalism.
  • English eponyms