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Synonyms 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"

    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

    Antonyms:
    fancy, moderate, hospitable, mitigated, conditional

  3. starkadjective

    complete or extreme

    "stark poverty"; "a stark contrast"

    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

    Antonyms:
    conditional, hospitable, moderate, mitigated, fancy

  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"

    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

    Antonyms:
    mitigated, fancy, conditional, moderate, hospitable

  6. starkadverb

    completely

    "stark mad"; "mouth stark open"

    Antonyms:
    fancy, moderate, conditional, hospitable, mitigated

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. starkadjective

    Synonyms:
    mere, simple, sheer, bare, downright, gross, unmistakable

  2. starkadjective

    Synonyms:
    wholly, entirely, completely, fully

  3. starkadjective

    Synonyms:
    radiated, stellate, stellated, stellular

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "stark":

    strong, starck, flagrant, joyless, harsh, sharp, grim, austere, blatant

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How to use stark in a sentence?

  1. Greg Abbott:

    These numbers reveal a very stark reality. Covid-19 is not going away. In fact, it is getting worse.

  2. 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.

  3. Thomas Adams (1583-1652):

    Despair is hope stark dead, presumption is hope stark mad.

  4. Fyodor Dostoyevsky:

    Deprived of meaningful work, men and women lose their reason for existence; they go stark, raving mad.

  5. 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.

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Translations for stark

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • 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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