What does stark mean?

Definitions for stark
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Princeton's WordNet

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

    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, sternadjective

    severely simple

    "a stark interior"

  3. starkadjective

    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), unadulteratedadjective

    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, starkadverb

    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. starkadverb

    completely

    "stark mad"; "mouth stark open"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Starknoun

    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. Starknoun

    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. Starknoun

    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. Starknoun

    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. Starknoun

    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. Starkadverb

    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. Starkverb

    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. Rodney Pistorius:

    Everyone was so used to me not being there that they didn't notice when I began to be present again, the stark reality hit me that I was going to spend the rest of my life like that— totally alone.

  2. 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.

  3. Bayer AG:

    The contrast between today's verdict and (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's) conclusion that there are 'no risks to public health from the current registered uses of glyphosate' could not be more stark.

  4. Queen Cersei:

    [ T ] hat wasn't how I envisioned Maisie Williams arc going this year, then I realized there were other things I could play, bringing Arya Stark back to being a 16-year-old again.

  5. Robert Dunham:

    What this commission (in Oklahoma) has done stands in stark contrast to what we're seeing in Arkansas.

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Translations for stark

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  • naprostý, úplně, tvrdý, tuhý, dočista, zatvrzelý, nepříznivý, mocný, naprosto, pustý, krutý, bouřlivý, silnýCzech
  • stærkDanish
  • rígidoSpanish
  • sterkurFaroese
  • rigideFrench
  • निराHindi
  • duro, totale, inflessibile, violento, puro e semplice, nudo, vero e proprio, assoluto, gagliardo, crudo, bell'e buono, completo, rigido, desolato, selvaggio, furioso, aspro, stecchito, forte, robustoItalian
  • 뚜렷한Korean
  • summaeLatin
  • sterkDutch
  • gwałtowny, sztywny, twardyPolish
  • in intregime, crud, drastic, dur, violent, rigid, puternic, absolut, aspru, total, viguros, dezolantRomanian
  • silnýSlovak
  • స్టార్క్Telugu

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