1stark Listen to audio/ˈstɑɚk/ adjective
1 : having a very plain and often cold or empty appearance
▪ a stark white room ▪ a stark landscape ▪ a stark winter day ▪ The room was decorated with stark simplicity.
2 : unpleasant and difficult to accept or experience
▪ the stark reality of death ▪ She gave the facts of the case in stark [=harsh] and sobering detail. ▪ This tragedy serves as a stark reminder of the dangers of drunk driving.
3 : very obvious : very plain and easily seen
▪ There is a stark difference between them. ▪ His criticism of the movie stands in stark contrast to the praise it has received from others.
— stark·ly adverb [more starkly; most starkly]
▪ a starkly modern building
— stark·ness noun [noncount]
▪ the starkness of black and whitehttp://www.learnersdictionary.com/search/star...