Definition of 'stark'
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Yet his business brain knows the stark reality of the situation. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The choice really is so simple and so stark. Times, Sunday Times (2009)There are many people who will face a very stark choice this winter between heating or eating. The Sun (2011)The outcomes from the two episodes stand in stark contrast to one another. Times, Sunday Times (2010)They see things as being much more stark and realistic than most forms of progressive liberalism. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The survey showed stark differences between the regions. The Sun (2010)She would like her story to be a stark warning to people buying home hair dye kits. The Sun (2015)The result is the stark landscape now evident. A Guide to Megalithic Ireland (1992)The contrast between the two sides was stark. The Sun (2014)The problem is that we leave people with stark choices between working and not working. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It was in stark contrast to her usual bohemian style. The Sun (2008)The differences are more stark on an annual basis. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The adverse finding is also a stark reminder of the lengths some will go to secure teenage success. Times, Sunday Times (2014)That is a simple stark example. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Yesterday proved to be another stark reminder to the Scot of the one that got away. The Sun (2014)This is in stark contrast to much higher demand from would-be buyers. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It's beautiful, stark and entirely original. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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Translations for 'stark'
British English: stark /stɑːk/ ADJECTIVE
Stark choices or statements are harsh and unpleasant.
He has given a stark warning of the dangers facing the country.
- American English: stark
- Arabic: صَارِم
- Brazilian Portuguese: rígido
- Chinese: 刻板的
- Croatian: strog
- Czech: strohý
- Danish: skarp
- Dutch: grimmig
- European Spanish: inhóspito
- Finnish: karu
- French: catégorique
- German: krass
- Greek: χτυπητός προφανής
- Italian: austero
- Japanese: がらんとした
- Korean: 황량한
- Norwegian: fullstendig
- Polish: surowy posępny
- European Portuguese: rígido
- Romanian: dezolant
- Russian: голый
- Spanish: inhóspito
- Swedish: skarp
- Thai: รุนแรง
- Turkish: katı durum
- Ukrainian: суворий
- Vietnamese: khắc nghiệt
Definition of stark from the Collins English Dictionary
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