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English adjective: stark

1. stark devoid of any qualifications or disguise or adornment


SamplesThe blunt truth.
The crude facts.
Facing the stark reality of the deadline.


Synonymsblunt, crude


Similarunconditional, unconditioned


Antonymsconditional

2. stark severely simple


SamplesA stark interior.


Synonymsaustere, severe, stern


Similarplain


Antonymsfancy

3. stark complete or extreme


SamplesStark poverty.
A stark contrast.


Similarimmoderate


Antonymsmoderate

4. stark without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers


SamplesAn 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.


Synonymsarrant, complete, consummate, double-dyed, everlasting, gross, perfect, pure, sodding, staring, thoroughgoing, unadulterated, utter


Similarunmitigated


Antonymsmitigated

5. stark providing no shelter or sustenance


SamplesBare rocky hills.
Barren lands.
The bleak treeless regions of the high Andes.
The desolate surface of the moon.
A stark landscape.


Synonymsbare, barren, bleak, desolate


Similarinhospitable


Antonymshospitable


English adverb: stark

1. stark completely


SamplesStark mad.
Mouth stark open.









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