Synonyms for (adjective) stark

Synonyms: stark, blunt, crude

Definition: devoid of any qualifications or disguise or adornment

Usage: the blunt truth; the crude facts; facing the stark reality of the deadline

Similar words: unconditional, unconditioned

Definition: not conditional

Usage: unconditional surrender


Synonyms: desolate, bleak, bare, barren, stark

Definition: providing no shelter or sustenance

Usage: bare rocky hills; barren lands; the bleak treeless regions of the high Andes; the desolate surface of the moon; a stark landscape

Similar words: inhospitable

Definition: unfavorable to life or growth

Usage: the barren inhospitable desert; inhospitable mountain areas


Synonyms: unadulterated, thoroughgoing, staring, stark, sodding, utter, complete, everlasting, perfect, arrant, pure, gross, consummate, double-dyed

Definition: without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers

Usage: an arrant fool; a complete coward; a consummate fool; a double-dyed villain; gross negligence; a perfect idiot; pure folly; what a sodding mess; stark staring mad; a thoroughgoing villain; utter nonsense; the unadulterated truth

Similar words: unmitigated

Definition: not diminished or moderated in intensity or severity; sometimes used as an intensifier

Usage: unmitigated suffering; an unmitigated horror; an unmitigated lie


Synonyms: stark

Definition: complete or extreme

Usage: stark poverty; a stark contrast

Similar words: immoderate

Definition: beyond reasonable limits

Usage: immoderate laughter; immoderate spending


Synonyms: stern, austere, stark, severe

Definition: severely simple

Usage: a stark interior

Similar words: plain

Definition: not elaborate or elaborated; simple

Usage: plain food; stuck to the plain facts; a plain blue suit; a plain rectangular brick building