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stark

stark

 
 
pronunciation:
stark
parts of speech:
adjective, adverb
part of speech: adjective
inflections: starker, starkest
definition 1: in all respects; total; extreme.
The poorest families lived in stark misery with little food or warmth.
synonyms:
extreme, sheer, total, unqualified, utter
similar words:
absolute, arrant, complete, downright, gross, out-and-out, outright, perfect, pure, rank, thoroughgoing, unmitigated, utmost
definition 2: harsh and desolate, as a landscape.
The view from the farmhouse window was stark in the winter.
synonyms:
bleak, desolate, grim, harsh
antonyms:
pleasant
similar words:
arid, barren, cold, deserted, dreary, forbidding, forlorn, forsaken, ravaged
definition 3: without decoration or softening effects; plain; simple.
a stark chapelthe stark truthstark reality
synonyms:
bare, naked, plain, simple, unembellished
antonyms:
florid, opulent, ornate
similar words:
austere, modest, severe, Spartan, strict, unadorned
 
part of speech: adverb
definition: in all respects; totally; extremely.
stark raving mad
synonyms:
absolutely, extremely, sheer, totally, utterly
similar words:
altogether, clean, completely, downright, entirely, fully, outright, plumb, quite, wholly
derivations: starkly (adv.), starkness (n.)