US: /ˈstɑɹk/
UK: /stˈɑːk/

English Vietnamese dictionary

stark /stɑ:k/
  • tính từ
    • cứng đờ
      • to lie stark in death: nằm chết cứng
    • hoàn toàn
      • stark madness: sự điên hoàn toàn
    • (thơ ca) mạnh mẽ, quả quyết
    • (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ) lộ rõ hẳn ra, nổi bật ra
      • a tree stark in the snow: cây đứng lộ rõ hẳn ra trong đám tuyết
    • (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ) hoang vu, lạnh lẽo
    • (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ) trần như nhộng
    • phó từ
      • hoàn toàn
        • stark crazy: hoàn toàn điên
        • stark naked: trần như nhộng

    Advanced English dictionary

    adjective, adverb
    + adjective (starker, starkest)
    1 (often disapproving) looking severe and without any colour or decoration: I think white would be too stark for the bedroom. + The hills stood stark against the winter sky.
    2 unpleasant; real, and impossible to avoid: The author paints a stark picture of life in a prison camp. + a stark choice / warning + The remains of the building stand as a stark reminder of the fire. + He now faces the stark reality of life in prison. + The stark fact is that even with more time, we still couldn't raise enough money.
    3 very different to sth in a way that is easy to see: stark alternatives / differences + Social divisions in the city are stark. + The good weather was in stark contrast to the storms of previous weeks.
    4 [only before noun] complete and total: The children watched in stark terror.
    starkly adverb: The interior is starkly simple. + The lighthouse stood out starkly against the dark sky. + We are starkly aware of the risks. + These theories contrast starkly with the reality of everyday life.
    starkness noun [U]
    + adverb
    ~ naked completely naked
    Idioms see RAVING

    Thesaurus dictionary

    1 completely, utterly, unqualifiedly, wholly, absolutely, entirely, totally, fully, altogether, plainly, obviously, clearly, certifiably:
    Is that an elephant on the beach, or am I going stark staring mad? The children were running around stark naked.
    2 plain, simple, Spartan, severe, unembellished, unadorned, cold, bare, harsh, hard, grim, bald, blunt:
    The room looks less stark with curtains. Just give me the stark facts without all the elaboration.
    3 harsh, severe, bleak, austere, barren, desolate, dreary, grey, depressing, ravaged, empty, vacant, Literary drear, Colloq US spooky:
    As day dawned, I looked out over the stark landscape of the nuclear winter.
    4 sheer, complete, utter, absolute, perfect, pure, thorough, thoroughgoing, arrant, unmitigated, out-and-out, downright, outright, total, unconditional, unqualified, clear, plain, evident, obvious, patent, flagrant, gross, rank:
    They were shocked by the stark poverty they saw in the rural areas.

    Concise English dictionary

    starker|starkeststɑrk /stɑːk
    +devoid of any qualifications or disguise or adornment
    +severely simple
    +complete or extreme
    +without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers
    +providing no shelter or sustenance