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Meaning & Definition of Stark in English

English

Stark

/stɑrk/

adjective

1. Devoid of any qualifications or disguise or adornment

  • "The blunt truth"
  • "The crude facts"
  • "Facing the stark reality of the deadline"
    synonym:
  • blunt
  • ,
  • crude(a)
  • ,
  • stark(a)

2. Severely simple

  • "A stark interior"
    synonym:
  • austere
  • ,
  • severe
  • ,
  • stark
  • ,
  • stern

3. Complete or extreme

  • "Stark poverty"
  • "A stark contrast"
    synonym:
  • stark

4. Without qualification

  • Used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers
  • "An arrant fool"
  • "A complete coward"
  • "A consummate fool"
  • "A double-dyed villain"
  • "Gross negligence"
  • "A perfect idiot"
  • "Pure folly"
  • "What a sodding mess"
  • "Stark staring mad"
  • "A thoroughgoing villain"
  • "Utter nonsense"
  • "The unadulterated truth"
    synonym:
  • arrant(a)
  • ,
  • complete(a)
  • ,
  • consummate(a)
  • ,
  • double-dyed(a)
  • ,
  • everlasting(a)
  • ,
  • gross(a)
  • ,
  • perfect(a)
  • ,
  • pure(a)
  • ,
  • sodding(a)
  • ,
  • stark(a)
  • ,
  • staring(a)
  • ,
  • thoroughgoing(a)
  • ,
  • utter(a)
  • ,
  • unadulterated

5. Providing no shelter or sustenance

  • "Bare rocky hills"
  • "Barren lands"
  • "The bleak treeless regions of the high andes"
  • "The desolate surface of the moon"
  • "A stark landscape"
    synonym:
  • bare
  • ,
  • barren
  • ,
  • bleak
  • ,
  • desolate
  • ,
  • stark

adverb

1. Completely

  • "Stark mad"
  • "Mouth stark open"
    synonym:
  • stark