Stark meaning

stärk
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Bleak; desolate; barren.

Stark wasteland.

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The definition of stark is something harsh or barren in appearance.

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.

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Clearly distinguished or delineated.

A stark contrast.

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Complete or utter; extreme.

Stark disbelief.

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Utterly; entirely.

Stark raving mad.

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Sharply outlined or prominent.

One stark tree.

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Grimly blunt; unsoftened, unembellished, etc.

Stark realism.

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Sheer; utter; downright; unrelieved.

Stark terror.

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Strong; powerful.
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A surname​.
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In a stark manner; esp., utterly; wholly.

Stark mad.

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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