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Antonyms 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"

    Antonyms:
    conditional, fancy, mitigated, moderate, hospitable

  2. austere, severe, stark, sternadjective

    severely simple

    "a stark interior"

    Antonyms:
    fancy, moderate, hospitable, mitigated, conditional

    Synonyms:
    life-threatening, perfect(a), consummate(a), unadulterated, double-dyed(a), austere, serious, ascetic, bare, arrant(a), severe, desolate, staring(a), unrelenting, stern, grievous, sodding(a), unappeasable, grave, everlasting(a), crude(a), dangerous, wicked, complete(a), hard, gross(a), terrible, stark(a), pure(a), relentless, barren, unforgiving, blunt, grim, bleak, inexorable, exacting, thoroughgoing(a), strict, ascetical, utter(a), spartan, knockout

  3. starkadjective

    complete or extreme

    "stark poverty"; "a stark contrast"

    Antonyms:
    conditional, hospitable, moderate, mitigated, fancy

    Synonyms:
    everlasting(a), perfect(a), sodding(a), utter(a), thoroughgoing(a), double-dyed(a), crude(a), complete(a), stern, gross(a), staring(a), arrant(a), bleak, desolate, stark(a), barren, consummate(a), pure(a), blunt, unadulterated, austere, severe, bare

  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"

    Antonyms:
    mitigated, fancy, conditional, moderate, hospitable

  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"

    Antonyms:
    mitigated, fancy, conditional, moderate, hospitable

    Synonyms:
    spare, bare(a), devoid, perfect(a), consummate(a), blunt, unornamented, austere, au naturel(p), bare, raw, marginal, arrant(a), black, severe, gross(a), staring(a), simple(a), stripped, desolate, destitute, mere(a), cutting, everlasting(a), double-dyed(a), crude(a), dim, complete(a), innocent, plain, nude, unsheathed, pure(a), unfinished, barren, stark(a), unadulterated, thoroughgoing(a), free, naked, bleak, unembellished, sodding(a), scanty, utter(a), stern

  6. starkadverb

    completely

    "stark mad"; "mouth stark open"

    Antonyms:
    fancy, moderate, conditional, hospitable, mitigated

How to use stark in a sentence?

  1. Chief Executive Steve Williams:

    We have been disappointed with Syncrude's performance for some time now. The asset ran at only 67 percent of capacity during the third quarter, and about 70 percent so far this year, in stark contrast to Suncor's upgrading operations that have been consistently achieving above 90 percent reliability this year.

  2. John Blosnich:

    Childhood adversity has really stark significant ramifications for adult health, which I think anyone can get on board with and understand.

  3. President Barack Obama:

    No matter how long it takes, the United States will find and bring to justice the terrorists who are responsible for Kayla's captivity and death, iSIL is a hateful and abhorrent terrorist group whose actions stand in stark contrast to the spirit of people like Kayla.

  4. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer:

    The John Bolton revelations are stark, and when Mr. Sekulow gets up and says one of the reasons you should vote to acquit is we don't have any eyewitness accounts and at the same time the man he's representing, Donald Trump, is preventing those eyewitnesses, they lose a lot of ground.

  5. Sadiq Khan:

    This election was not without controversy and I am so proud that London has today chosen hope over fear and unity over division, i hope that we will never be offered such a stark choice again.

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#5420moderate
#6823fancy
#9933conditional
#12618stark
#37418mitigated
#43499hospitable

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