Bald vs Bleak - What's the difference?

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As adjectives the difference between bald and bleak

is that bald is having no hair, fur or feathers while bleak is without color; pale; pallid.

As nouns the difference between bald and bleak

is that bald is (appalachian) a mountain summit or crest that lacks forest growth despite a warm climate conducive to such, as is found in many places in the southern while bleak is a small european river fish (alburnus alburnus ), of the family cyprinidae.

As a verb bald

is to become bald.

bald

English

Adjective

(wikipedia bald) (er)
  • Having no hair, fur or feathers.
  • * 1922 , (Margery Williams), (The Velveteen Rabbit)
  • The Skin Horse had lived longer in the nursery than any of the others. He was so old that his brown coat was bald in patches and showed the seams underneath, and most of the hairs in his tail had been pulled out to string bead necklaces.
  • # Having no hair on the head.
  • a bald man with a moustache
  • Of tyres: whose surface is worn away.
  • Of a statement: empirically unsupported.
  • Antonyms

    * (having hair)

    Derived terms

    * bald as a coot * bald eagle * bald-faced * baldie * balding * baldly * baldness * baldy

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (Appalachian) A mountain summit or crest that lacks forest growth despite a warm climate conducive to such, as is found in many places in the Southern .
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • to become bald
  • See also

    * callow * nott * (projectlink) ----

    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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