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Noun: starkness  staa(r)k-nus
  1. The quality of being complete, utter or extreme
    "the starkness of his contrast between justice and fairness was open to many objections";
    - absoluteness, utterness
  2. An extreme lack of furnishings or ornamentation
    "I was struck by the starkness of my father's room";
    - bareness

Type of: bound, boundary, limit, plainness