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Sunday, April 28, 2013

Definitions for stark

  1. extremely simple or severe: a stark interior.
  2. sheer, utter, downright, or complete: stark madness.
  3. harsh, grim, or desolate, as a view, place, etc.: a stark landscape.

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Citations for stark
His office was stark in comparison to Valek's and lacked personal decorations. The only object in the room that did not have a specific purpose was a hand-size statue of a black snow cat. Maria V. Snyder, Poison Study, 2005
I thought of how clouds sometimes race across the sunlit canyons formed by the steep sides of skyscrapers, so that the stark divisions of dark and light are shot through with passing light and dark. Teju Cole, Open City, 2001
Origin of stark
From the Proto-Indo-European root ster- meaning "stiff" or "rigid," stark entered English around the year 1000. It shares its root with the word stare.