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stark

adjective

1 stark

Devoid of any qualifications or disguise or adornment:
— Facing the stark reality of the deadline.

synonyms: blunt, crude.

Roget 323: hard, rigid, stubborn, stiff, firm; starch, starched; stark, unbending, unlimber, unyielding; inflexible, tense; indurate, ... show more



2 stark

Severely simple:
— A stark interior.

synonyms: austere, severe, stern.

3 stark

Complete or extreme.

4 stark

Without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers:
— Stark staring mad.

synonyms: arrant, complete, consummate, double-dyed, everlasting, gross, perfect, pure, sodding, staring ... show more.

Roget 31: great; greater etc. 33; large, considerable, fair, above par; big, huge etc. (large in size) 192; ... show more

5 stark

Providing no shelter or sustenance:
— A stark landscape.

synonyms: bare, barren, bleak, desolate.

Roget 32: small, little; diminutive etc. (small in size) 193; minute; fine; inconsiderable, paltry etc. (unimportant) 643; faint ... show more

adverb

1 stark

Completely.

Roget 52: completely etc. adj.; altogether, outright, wholly, totally, in toto, quite; all out; over head and ears; effectually, for good and all, nicely, ... show more


Moby thesaurus: Spartan, absolute, absolutely, altogether, arrant, ascetic, austere, bald, bare, barren, basic, blasted, bleak, blessed, blunt, candid, chaste, classical, clean, clear ... show more.

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