- bleak1 [bleek] Show IPA
adjective, -er, -est.
1.bare, desolate, and often windswept: a bleak plain.
2.cold and piercing; raw: a bleak wind.
3.without hope or encouragement; depressing; dreary: a bleak future.
The contradiction, and humorous part about Bleak is to accomplish quite the opposite. Like the light/spark that's trying to push through and make it in something that might seem hopeless or unlikely.