Meaning of “stark” - Learner’s Dictionary


adjective uk us /stɑːk/

unpleasantly clear and obvious:

His death is a stark warning to other people about the dangers of drugs.
stark difference/contrast

a total difference:

Jerry is very lazy, in stark contrast to his sister who works very hard.

with a very plain and simple appearance and not very attractive:

a stark, snowy landscape
starkly adverb

(Definition of “stark adjective” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)