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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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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. Defense Secretary James Mattis:

    China's policy in the South China Sea stands in stark contrast to the openness of our strategy, what our strategy promotes, it calls into question China's broader goals. China's militarization of artificial features in the South China Sea includes the deployment of anti-ship missiles, surface-to-air missiles, electronic jammers, and more recently, the landing of bomber aircraft at Woody Island.

  2. Paul Haenle:

    The developments over the past 48 hours highlight in stark fashion the inherent weaknesses of President Trumps preference for summit diplomacy international media spectacles that have failed to achieve substantial progress on the key issues, especially denuclearization.

  3. Onno Ruhl:

    The growth of business in India requires concerted action on several fronts - infrastructure, capital markets, trade facilitation and skills, the stark reality is that India remains a difficult place to do business.

  4. Maisie Williams:

    I wanted Arya Stark to kill Queen Cersei even if it means [ Arya ] dies too, even up to the point when Cersei's with Jaime I thought [ while reading the script ],' He's going to whip off his face [ and reveal its Arya ]' and they're both going to die. I thought that's what Arya's drive has been.

  5. Makarim Wibisono:

    The stark disparity in casualty figures on the two sides ... reflects the (skewed) balance of power and the disproportionate cost borne by Palestinian civilians, raising questions as to whether Israel adhered to the international law principles of distinction, proportionality and precautions.

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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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