An example of something that would be described as stark is a state of absolute poverty.
An example of something that would be described as stark is a plain white room with no ornamentation.
A stark contrast.
Stark raving mad.
One stark tree.
Origin of stark
- Middle English stiff, severe, strong from Old English stearc ster-1 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition