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Synonyms for stark

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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"

    conditional, fancy, mitigated, moderate, hospitable

  2. austere, severe, stark, stern(adj)

    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. stark(adj)

    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), 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"

    mitigated, fancy, conditional, moderate, hospitable

  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"

    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. stark(adverb)


    "stark mad"; "mouth stark open"

    fancy, moderate, conditional, hospitable, mitigated

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. stark(a.)

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

  2. stark(ad.)

    wholly, entirely, completely, fully

  3. stark(ad.)

    radiated, stellate, stellated, stellular

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

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

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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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