Synonyms of stark in English:

stark


See US English definition of stark

See UK English definition of stark

See Spanish definition of duro

adjective

1‘the ridge formed a stark silhouette against the sky’

SYNONYMS
sharply delineated, sharp, sharply defined, well focused, crisp, distinct, obvious, evident, clear, clear-cut, graphic, striking
ANTONYMS

fuzzy, indistinct

2‘a stark landscape’

SYNONYMS
desolate, bare, barren, arid, vacant, empty, forsaken, godforsaken, bleak, dreary, gloomy, sombre, depressing, cheerless, joyless, uninviting, miserable, grim, harsh, oppressive, merciless
literary drear
ANTONYMS

pleasant

3‘an upright chair was the only furniture in the stark room’

SYNONYMS
austere, severe, bleak, plain, simple, bare, unadorned, unembellished, undecorated, uncomfortable
ANTONYMS

comfortable, ornate

4‘he came running back in stark terror’

SYNONYMS
sheer, utter, complete, absolute, total, pure, perfect, positive, downright, out-and-out, outright
thorough, thoroughgoing, through and through, consummate, surpassing, veritable, rank, unequivocal, undeniable, unqualified, unmitigated, unalloyed, unadulterated, unmixed

5‘the stark fact is that the societies simply do not have the funds’

SYNONYMS
blunt, bald, bare, simple, straightforward, basic, plain, unadorned, unembellished, unvarnished, harsh, grim
ANTONYMS

disguised


adverb

1‘he was stark naked’

SYNONYMS
completely, totally, utterly, absolutely, downright, dead, entirely, wholly, fully, quite, altogether, simply, thoroughly, truly