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Adjective: stark (starker,starkest)  staa(r)k
  1. Devoid of any qualifications, disguise or adornment
    "facing the stark reality of the deadline";
    - blunt, crude, brute
  2. Very plain, appearing grim and minimally functional
    "a stark interior";
    - austere, severe, stern
  3. Complete or extreme
    "stark poverty"; "a stark contrast"
  4. Without qualification; used informally as an (often pejorative) intensifier
    "stark staring mad";
    - arrant, complete, consummate, double-dyed, everlasting, gross, perfect, pure, sodding, staring, thorough, thoroughgoing, utter, unadulterated, rigorous
  5. Providing no shelter or sustenance
    "a stark landscape";
    - bare, barren, bleak, desolate
Adverb: stark  staa(r)k
  1. To the fullest degree
    "stark mad"; "mouth stark open"

Derived forms: starker, starkest

See also: immoderate, inhospitable, plain, unconditional, unconditioned, unmitigated

Encyclopedia: Stark, Missouri