Stark



adjective, starker, starkest.
1.
sheer, utter, downright, or complete:
stark madness.
2.
harsh, grim, or desolate, as a view, place, etc.:
a stark landscape.
3.
extremely simple or severe:
a stark interior.
4.
bluntly or sternly plain; not softened or glamorized:
the stark reality of the schedule’s deadline.
5.
stiff or rigid in substance, muscles, etc.
6.
rigid in death.
7.
Archaic. strong; powerful; massive or robust.
adverb
8.
utterly, absolutely, or quite:
stark mad.
9.
Chiefly Scot. and North England. in a stark manner; stoutly or vigorously.
noun
1.
Harold Raynsford
[reynz-ferd] /ˈreɪnz fərd/ (Show IPA), 1880–1972, U.S. admiral.
2.
Johannes
[yoh-hah-nuh s] /yoʊˈhɑ nəs/ (Show IPA), 1874–1957, German physicist: Nobel prize 1919.
3.
John, 1728–1822, American Revolutionary War general.
adjective
1.
(usually prenominal) devoid of any elaboration; blunt: the stark facts
2.
grim; desolate: a stark landscape
3.
(usually prenominal) utter; absolute: stark folly
4.
(archaic) severe; violent
5.
(archaic or poetic) rigid, as in death (esp in the phrases stiff and stark, stark dead)
6.
short for stark-naked
adverb
7.
completely: stark mad
noun
1.
(stɑːk). Dame Freya (Madeline) (ˈfreɪə). 1893–1993, British traveller and writer, whose many books include The Southern Gates of Arabia (1936), Beyond Euphrates (1951), and The Journey’s Echo (1963)
2.
(German) (ʃtark). Johannes (joˈhanəs). 1874–1957, German physicist, who discovered the splitting of the lines of a spectrum when the source of light is subjected to a strong electrostatic field (Stark effect, 1913): Nobel prize for physics 1919

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