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Definition 1: completely - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where stark or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • stark mad
  • mouth stark open

Definition 2: complete or extreme - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where stark or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • stark poverty
  • a stark contrast

(stark is similar to ...) beyond reasonable limits

"immoderate laughter" "immoderate spending"

Definition 3: providing no shelter or sustenance - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where stark or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • bare rocky hills
  • barren lands
  • the bleak treeless regions of the high Andes
  • the desolate surface of the moon
  • a stark landscape

Synonyms for stark in the sense of this definition

(stark is similar to ...) unfavorable to life or growth

"the barren inhospitable desert" "inhospitable mountain areas"

Definition 4: severely simple - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where stark or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a stark interior

Synonyms for stark in the sense of this definition

(stark is similar to ...) not elaborate or elaborated; simple

"plain food" "stuck to the plain facts" "a plain blue suit" "a plain rectangular brick building"

Definition 5: devoid of any qualifications or disguise or adornment - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where stark or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the blunt truth
  • the crude facts
  • facing the stark reality of the deadline

Synonyms for stark in the sense of this definition

(stark is similar to ...) not conditional

"unconditional surrender"

Definition 6: without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where stark or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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 thorough nuisance
  • a thoroughgoing villain
  • utter nonsense
  • the unadulterated truth

Synonyms for stark in the sense of this definition

(stark is similar to ...) not diminished or moderated in intensity or severity; sometimes used as an intensifier

"unmitigated suffering" "an unmitigated horror" "an unmitigated lie"

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