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See definition of stark on Dictionary.com
  • adj.utter, absolute
  • adj.bare, unadorned

synonyms for stark

  • blunt
  • simple
  • abrupt
  • arrant
  • bald
  • bare
  • blasted
  • blessed
  • complete
  • confounded
  • consummate
  • downright
  • entire
  • firm
  • flagrant
  • gross
  • infernal
  • out-and-out
  • outright
  • palpable
  • patent
  • pure
  • rank
  • severe
  • sheer
  • stiff
  • unalloyed
  • unmitigated
See also synonyms for: starkness
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antonyms for stark

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  • clothed
  • covered
  • indefinite
  • bright
  • cheerful
  • encouraging
  • gentle
  • happy
  • mild
  • nice
  • sunny
  • clothed
  • covered
  • indefinite
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How to use stark in a sentence

As such, the stark reality for early-stage startups is they may yet be caught in the cross-hairs of tough macroeconomic headwinds that are forcing even far more established startups to layoff staff and cut down costs.
VENTURE CAPITAL FIRMS ARE COLLABORATING TO KEEP NIGERIAN STARTUPS ALIVEYOMI KAZEEMSEPTEMBER 2, 2020QUARTZ
This hopeful message stood in stark contrast to his tough, no-nonsense, frontal attack on the president.
JOE BIDEN APPEALED TO 2 DIFFERENT AUDIENCES IN HIS ACCEPTANCE SPEECH – 2 EXPERTS DISCUSS WHICH PUNCHES LANDEDLGBTQ-EDITORAUGUST 22, 2020NO STRAIGHT NEWS
My guess is that while we wait for a vaccine or treatment, the international contrasts will only grow more stark.
A WORLD DIVIDED INTO “CANS” AND “CANNOTS”KATIE MCLEANAUGUST 19, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
The city conducted a survey to get a better sense of who’s offering the advice and found a stark demographic disparity.
MORNING REPORT: MTS DOLED OUT VIOLATIONS DISPROPORTIONATELYVOICE OF SAN DIEGOJULY 27, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
In stark contrast to the rest of the US, where the number of positive coronavirus cases are spiking, reports indicate that New York is effectively containing the coronavirus, at least for the time being.
THE SHREWD POLITICAL CRAFT BEHIND ANDREW CUOMO’S FOLKSY PANDEMIC POSTERANNE QUITOJULY 15, 2020QUARTZ
Almost three decades of pained discussions, affirmative action quotas, and weak diversity programs have failed to shift stark imbalances in the country’s economy and industries.
WHAT THE CORPORATE WORLD CAN LEARN FROM SOUTH AFRICA’S POST-APARTHEID STRUGGLESLERATO TSEBEJULY 12, 2020QUARTZ
Charred beams and blackened walls showed stark and gaunt in the glow of a smoldering mass of wreckage.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
John Stark, a major general in the revolutionary army, died, aged 93.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
You must pull yourself together or you'll go stark mad, and then you'll probably go and throw yourself over the Embankment.
UNCANNY TALESVARIOUS
Their own mothers would hardly know them—burnt black with the sun, in rags or else stark naked, with pipes in their mouths.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
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WORDS RELATED TO STARK

  • bald
  • bare
  • bare-bones
  • bleak
  • clean
  • dour
  • plain
  • primitive
  • rustic
  • severe
  • simple
  • spare
  • spartan
  • stark
  • subdued
  • unadorned
  • unembellished
  • vanilla
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.