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stark

adjective     /stɑːk/ US  /stɑːrk/
empty, simple, or obvious, especially without decoration or anything that is not necessary: It was a stark room with a bed and chair as the only furniture. The stark reality is that we are operating at a huge loss. In the suburbs the spacious houses stand in stark (= extreme) contrast to the slums of the city's poor. → Synonym severeApparent and obviousVisiblePlain and ordinaryTedious and uninspiring starkness     /ˈstɑːk.nəs/ US  /ˈstɑːrk-/ noun [U] Plain and ordinaryTedious and uninspiring
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