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Definition of Stark


  1. Stiff; rigid.
  2. Complete; absolute; full; perfect; entire.
  3. Strong; vigorous; powerful.
  4. Severe; violent; fierce.
  5. Mere; sheer; gross; entire; downright.
  6. Wholly; entirely; absolutely; quite; as, stark mind.
  7. To stiffen.

Stark Quotations

How did it happen that their lips came together? How does it happen that birds sing, that snow melts, that the rose unfolds, that the dawn whitens behind the stark shapes of trees on the quivering summit of the hill? A kiss, and all was said.
Victor Hugo

Deprived of meaningful work, men and women lose their reason for existence; they go stark, raving mad.
Fyodor Dostoevsky

Without perestroika, the cold war simply would not have ended. But the world could not continue developing as it had, with the stark menace of nuclear war ever present.
Mikhail Gorbachev

Antarctica is otherworldly, like nothing I've ever seen before. Stark, cold, beautiful desolation.
Mark Hoppus

The financial crisis is a stark reminder that transparency and disclosure are essential in today's marketplace.
Jack Reed
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Stark Translations

stark in Spanish is severo