What does stark mean?

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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.]

Anagrams for stark »

  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. One AFRICOM official:

    We have gone from a unipolar world to realizing at best The US's bipolar, at worst it's multipolar, i would have a stark perspective. I think we are losing -- in Africa we are losing.

  2. Jackie Lacey:

    Although the vast majority of convictions are correctly upheld, I know that, at times, the pursuit of justice is not perfect, and Mr. Martinezs case serves as a stark reminder to all of us : Despite our efforts, we dont always get it right.

  3. European Council President Donald Tusk:

    The stark reality is that we have only five days left ... Until now I have avoided talking about deadlines, but tonight I have to say loud and clear that the final deadline ends this week.

  4. Hjalmar Schact:

    We worked and governed with incredible elan. We really ruled. For the bureaucrats of the Ministry the contrast to the Weimar Republic was stark. Party chatter in the Reichstag was no longer heard. The language of the bureaucracy was rid of the paralyzing formula: technically right but politically impossible.

  5. Washington Post:

    We're expecting the President Trump administration to be heavily represented, showing in pretty stark imagery how much the President Trump administration has welcomed the Saudis right back into the global stage, so we'll be watching as we talk about the President's discussions with foreign leaders, his discussions and his relations with the Saudi government is going to be something heavily in focus.

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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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