Synonyms of stark


1. blunt, crude(prenominal), stark(prenominal), unconditional (vs. conditional), unconditioned

usage: devoid of any qualifications or disguise or adornment; "the blunt truth"; "the crude facts"; "facing the stark reality of the deadline"

2. austere, severe, stark, stern, plain (vs. fancy)

usage: severely simple; "a stark interior"

3. stark, immoderate (vs. moderate)

usage: complete or extreme; "stark poverty"; "a stark contrast"

4. arrant(prenominal), complete(prenominal), consummate(prenominal), double-dyed(prenominal), everlasting(prenominal), gross(prenominal), perfect(prenominal), pure(prenominal), sodding(prenominal), stark(prenominal), staring(prenominal), thoroughgoing(prenominal), utter(prenominal), unadulterated, unmitigated (vs. mitigated)

usage: 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"

5. bare, barren, bleak, desolate, stark, inhospitable (vs. hospitable)

usage: 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"


1. stark

usage: completely; "stark mad"; "mouth stark open"

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Definition and meaning of stark (Dictionary)