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Princeton's WordNet

  1. blunt, crude(a), stark(a)(adj)

    devoid of any qualifications or disguise or adornment

    "the blunt truth"; "the crude facts"; "facing the stark reality of the deadline"

  2. austere, severe, stark, stern(adj)

    severely simple

    "a stark interior"

  3. stark(adj)

    complete or extreme

    "stark poverty"; "a stark contrast"

  4. arrant(a), complete(a), consummate(a), double-dyed(a), everlasting(a), gross(a), perfect(a), pure(a), sodding(a), stark(a), staring(a), thoroughgoing(a), utter(a), unadulterated(adj)

    without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers

    "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"

  5. bare, barren, bleak, desolate, stark(adverb)

    providing no shelter or sustenance

    "bare rocky hills"; "barren lands"; "the bleak treeless regions of the high Andes"; "the desolate surface of the moon"; "a stark landscape"

  6. stark(adverb)

    completely

    "stark mad"; "mouth stark open"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stark(noun)

    stiff; rigid

    Etymology: [OE. stark stiff, strong, AS. stearc; akin to OS. starc strong, D. sterk, OHG. starc, starah, G. & Sw. stark, Dan. staerk, Icel. sterkr, Goth. gastarknan to become dried up, Lith. strgti to stiffen, to freeze. Cf. Starch, a. & n.]

  2. Stark(noun)

    complete; absolute; full; perfect; entire

    Etymology: [OE. stark stiff, strong, AS. stearc; akin to OS. starc strong, D. sterk, OHG. starc, starah, G. & Sw. stark, Dan. staerk, Icel. sterkr, Goth. gastarknan to become dried up, Lith. strgti to stiffen, to freeze. Cf. Starch, a. & n.]

  3. Stark(noun)

    strong; vigorous; powerful

    Etymology: [OE. stark stiff, strong, AS. stearc; akin to OS. starc strong, D. sterk, OHG. starc, starah, G. & Sw. stark, Dan. staerk, Icel. sterkr, Goth. gastarknan to become dried up, Lith. strgti to stiffen, to freeze. Cf. Starch, a. & n.]

  4. Stark(noun)

    severe; violent; fierce

    Etymology: [OE. stark stiff, strong, AS. stearc; akin to OS. starc strong, D. sterk, OHG. starc, starah, G. & Sw. stark, Dan. staerk, Icel. sterkr, Goth. gastarknan to become dried up, Lith. strgti to stiffen, to freeze. Cf. Starch, a. & n.]

  5. Stark(noun)

    mere; sheer; gross; entire; downright

    Etymology: [OE. stark stiff, strong, AS. stearc; akin to OS. starc strong, D. sterk, OHG. starc, starah, G. & Sw. stark, Dan. staerk, Icel. sterkr, Goth. gastarknan to become dried up, Lith. strgti to stiffen, to freeze. Cf. Starch, a. & n.]

  6. Stark(adverb)

    wholly; entirely; absolutely; quite; as, stark mind

    Etymology: [OE. stark stiff, strong, AS. stearc; akin to OS. starc strong, D. sterk, OHG. starc, starah, G. & Sw. stark, Dan. staerk, Icel. sterkr, Goth. gastarknan to become dried up, Lith. strgti to stiffen, to freeze. Cf. Starch, a. & n.]

  7. Stark(verb)

    to stiffen

    Etymology: [OE. stark stiff, strong, AS. stearc; akin to OS. starc strong, D. sterk, OHG. starc, starah, G. & Sw. stark, Dan. staerk, Icel. sterkr, Goth. gastarknan to become dried up, Lith. strgti to stiffen, to freeze. Cf. Starch, a. & n.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Stark

    stärk, adj. stiff: gross: absolute: entire: naked, an abbreviation of Stark′-nā′ked, quite naked, which is really a corr. of M. E. start-naked=tail-naked (A.S. steort, a tail).—adv. absolutely: completely.—v.t. to make stark, as in death.—v.t. Stark′en, to stiffen, to make obstinate.—adv. Stark′ly.—n. Stark′ness, the state or quality of being stark: stiffness; stoutness. [A.S. stearc, hard, strong; cog. Ice. sterk-r, Ger. stark.]

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  1. Karst

  2. Karts

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Stark in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Stark in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Stark in a Sentence

  1. Jeff Bezos:

    An even more stark example is Facebook. Heres a guy who literally, in his dorm room, started a company Mark Zuckerberg started a company in his dorm room, which is now worth half a trillion dollars less than two decades ago, how do you get that kind of entrepreneurial [advancement] in space? You need to lower the price of admission right now to do anything interesting in space because it requires so much heavy lifting and so much infrastructure development.

  2. Jackie Lacey:

    Although the vast majority of convictions are correctly upheld, I knew that, at times, the pursuit of justice, which depends on human beings, is not perfect, and Ruben Martinez case serves as a stark reminder to all of us : Despite our best efforts, we don't always get Ruben Martinez case right.

  3. Special Counsel Carolyn Lerner:

    The lack of accountability in these cases stands in stark contrast to disciplinary actions taken against VA whistleblowers, the VA has attempted to fire or suspend whistleblowers for minor indiscretions and, often, for activity directly related to the employee's whistleblowing. While OSC has worked with VA headquarters to rescind the disciplinary actions in these cases, the severity of the initial punishments chills other employees from stepping forward to report concerns.

  4. Stuart McIntosh:

    Faced with that stark outcome, we feel the best course of action is to provisionally clear Amazon's investment in Deliveroo.

  5. Joe BidenBiden:

    I find Joe BidenBiden literally on the phone with my key advisers, medical advisers and economic advisers literally four, five hours a day, going through detailed memoranda on what we should be doing, my whole focus has basically been how we deal with this crisis, and quite frankly, thus far it's been less about how we campaign or make stark differences between Joe BidenBiden and I.

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Translations for Stark

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  • naprostý, silný, bouřlivý, krutý, pustý, naprosto, mocný, nepříznivý, zatvrzelý, dočista, tuhý, tvrdý, úplněCzech
  • stærkDanish
  • rígidoSpanish
  • sterkurFaroese
  • rigideFrench
  • निराHindi
  • gagliardo, assoluto, inflessibile, rigido, aspro, vero e proprio, robusto, forte, stecchito, furioso, selvaggio, desolato, violento, nudo, bell'e buono, completo, crudo, duro, puro e semplice, totaleItalian
  • 뚜렷한Korean
  • summaeLatin
  • sterkDutch
  • twardy, gwałtowny, sztywnyPolish
  • rigid, aspru, total, in intregime, dezolant, viguros, absolut, puternic, violent, dur, drastic, crudRomanian
  • silnýSlovak
  • స్టార్క్Telugu

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