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Synonyms for stark

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Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  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"

    conditional, fancy, mitigated, moderate, hospitable

  2. austere, severe, stark, sternadjective

    severely simple

    "a stark interior"

    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

    fancy, moderate, hospitable, mitigated, conditional

  3. starkadjective

    complete or extreme

    "stark poverty"; "a stark contrast"

    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

    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"

    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"

    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

    mitigated, fancy, conditional, moderate, hospitable

  6. starkadverb


    "stark mad"; "mouth stark open"

    fancy, moderate, conditional, hospitable, mitigated

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. starkadjective

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

  2. starkadjective

    wholly, entirely, completely, fully

  3. starkadjective

    radiated, stellate, stellated, stellular

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  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. Anne Morrow Lindbergh:

    My passport photo is one of the most remarkable photographs I have ever seen --- no retouching, no shadows, no flattery --- just stark me.

  2. Putin Biden:

    President Putin has to make a simple, stark choice, get out of Ukraine, or face continued isolation and growing economic costs at home.

  3. Gavin Baker:

    Robb Stark makes an emotional decision ; that is the reason Robb Stark dies.

  4. 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.

  5. Michel de Montaigne:

    Man is certainly stark mad. He cannot make a worm, and yet he will be making gods by dozens.

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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