What is the meaning of stark?

adjective

  • Devoid of any qualifications or disguise or adornment.
    • usage: "the blunt truth"; "the crude facts"; "facing the stark reality of the deadline"
  • Severely simple.
    • usage: "a stark interior"
  • Complete or extreme.
    • usage: "stark poverty"; "a stark contrast"
  • Without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers.
    • usage: "an 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"
  • Providing no shelter or sustenance.
    • usage: "bare rocky hills"; "barren lands"; "the bleak treeless regions of the high Andes"; "the desolate surface of the moon"; "a stark landscape"

adverb

  • Completely.
    • usage: "stark mad"; "mouth stark open"
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