Associations to the word «Stark»


STARK, adjective. (obsolete) Hard, firm; obdurate.
STARK, adjective. Severe; violent; fierce (now usually in describing the weather).
STARK, adjective. (rare) Strong; vigorous; powerful.
STARK, adjective. Stiff, rigid.
STARK, adjective. Hard in appearance; barren, desolate.
STARK, adjective. Complete, absolute, full.
STARK, adverb. Starkly; entirely, absolutely
STARK, verb. (obsolete or dialect) To stiffen.
STARK, proper noun. A surname​.
STARK, proper noun. A city in Kansas
STARK, proper noun. A town in New Hampshire
STARK, proper noun. A town in New York
STARK, proper noun. A town in Wisconsin
STARK BOLLOCK NAKED, adjective. (British) (emphatic) Not wearing clothes.
STARK EFFECT, noun. (physics) the splitting and shift of a spectral line into several components in the presence of an electric field
STARK RAVING MAD, adjective. Completely insane

Dictionary definition

STARK, adverb. Completely; "stark mad"; "mouth stark open".
STARK, adjective. Devoid of any qualifications or disguise or adornment; "the blunt truth"; "the crude facts"; "facing the stark reality of the deadline".
STARK, adjective. Severely simple; "a stark interior".
STARK, adjective. Complete or extreme; "stark poverty"; "a stark contrast".
STARK, adjective. Without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers; "an arrant fool"; "a complete coward"; "a consummate fool"; "a double-dyed villain"; "gross negligence"; "a perfect idiot"; "pure folly"; "what a sodding mess"; "stark staring mad"; "a thoroughgoing villain"; "utter nonsense"; "the unadulterated truth".
STARK, adjective. Providing no shelter or sustenance; "bare rocky hills"; "barren lands"; "the bleak treeless regions of the high Andes"; "the desolate surface of the moon"; "a stark landscape".

Wise words

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