adjective, starker, starkest.
sheer, utter, downright, or complete:
harsh, grim, or desolate, as a view, place, etc.:
a stark landscape.
extremely simple or severe:
a stark interior.
bluntly or sternly plain; not softened or glamorized:
the stark reality of the schedule’s deadline.
stiff or rigid in substance, muscles, etc.
rigid in death.
Archaic. strong; powerful; massive or robust.
utterly, absolutely, or quite:
Chiefly Scot. and North England. in a stark manner; stoutly or vigorously.
(usually prenominal) devoid of any elaboration; blunt: the stark facts
grim; desolate: a stark landscape
(usually prenominal) utter; absolute: stark folly
(archaic) severe; violent
(archaic or poetic) rigid, as in death (esp in the phrases stiff and stark, stark dead)
short for stark-naked
completely: stark mad
(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)
(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
adjective 1. absolutely naked. adjective 1. completely naked Informal word (postpositive) starkers (ˈstɑːkəz)
- Stark raving mad
Totally crazy, as in The constant uncertainty over his job is making him stark raving mad. This term, meaning “completely wildly insane,” is used both hyperbolically and literally. Versions of this expression appear to have sprung from the minds of great literary figures. Stark mad was first recorded by poet John Skelton in 1489; stark […]
noun 1. a town in E Mississippi.
noun 1. any of the heavenly bodies, except the moon, appearing as fixed luminous points in the sky at night. 2. Astronomy. any of the large, self-luminous, heavenly bodies, as the sun, Polaris, etc. 3. any heavenly body. 4. Astrology. a heavenly body, especially a planet, considered as influencing humankind and events. 5. a person’s […]