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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"

    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 Synonymes

  1. starkadjective

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

  2. starkadjective

    wholly, entirely, completely, fully

  3. starkadjective

    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. Robert Dunham:

    What this commission (in Oklahoma) has done stands in stark contrast to what we're seeing in Arkansas.

  2. Larry Rasky:

    For me, this week puts everything into stark relief.

  3. Onno Ruhul:

    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 work do business.

  4. Benjamin Netanyahu:

    We see before our very eyes a stark retreat from the red lines that the world powers set themselves only recently, and publicly, there is no reason to hasten into signing this bad deal, which is getting worse by the day.

  5. The Dolphin Project:

    While we cannot explain the reason for her behavior, the juxtaposition of a previously-wild orca against the stark backdrop of the park’s performance area is unsettling, to say the least.

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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