HyperDic: stark

English > 6 senses of the word stark:
ADVERBallstarkcompletely
ADJECTIVEallstark, blunt, crudedevoid of any qualifications / qualifications or disguise or adornment
allstark, austere, severe, sternseverely simple
allstarkcomplete or extreme / extreme
allstark, arrant, complete, consummate, double-dyed, everlasting, gross, perfect, pure, sodding, staring, thorough, thoroughgoing, utter, unadulteratedwithout qualification / qualification
allstark, bare, barren, bleak, desolateproviding no shelter or sustenance
stark > pronunciation
Soundsstaa'rk
Rhymesaardvark ... watermark: 41 rhymes with aark...
English > stark: 6 senses > adjective 1
MeaningDevoid of any qualifications / qualifications or disguise or adornment.
Example "facing the stark reality of the deadline"
Synonymsblunt, crude
Broaderunconditional, unconditionednot conditional
Nounsstarknessthe quality of being complete or utter or extreme / extreme
Adverbsstarklyin a blunt manner
English > stark: 6 senses > adjective 2
Meaningseverely simple.
Example"a stark interior"
Synonymsaustere, severe, stern
Broaderplainnot elaborate or elaborated
Spanishaustero, sobrio
Nounsstarknessan extreme / extreme lack of furnishings or ornamentation
Adverbsstarklyin sharp outline or contrast
English > stark: 6 senses > adjective 3
Meaningcomplete or extreme / extreme.
Examples
  • "stark poverty"
  • "a stark contrast"
BroaderimmoderateBeyond reasonable limits
Nounsstarknessthe quality of being complete or utter or extreme / extreme
English > stark: 6 senses > adjective 4
MeaningWithout qualification / qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers.
Example "stark staring mad"
Synonymsarrant, complete, consummate, double-dyed, everlasting, gross, perfect, pure, sodding, staring, thorough, thoroughgoing, utter, unadulterated
Broaderunmitigatednot diminished or moderated in intensity or severity
Adverbsstarklyin a stark manner
English > stark: 6 senses > adjective 5
MeaningProviding no shelter or sustenance.
Example "a stark landscape"
Synonymsbare, barren, bleak, desolate
Broaderinhospitableunfavorable to life or growth
Spanishárido, desértico, desierto, desolado, estéril, yermo
Catalanàrid, desert, desèrtic, desolat, erm, estèril
Nounsstarknessan extreme / extreme lack of furnishings or ornamentation
English > stark: 6 senses > adverb 1
MeaningCompletely.
Examples
  • "stark mad"
  • "mouth stark open"

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