stark

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Adjective[change]

Positive
stark

Comparative
starker

Superlative
starkest

  1. Is something is stark, it is plain and undecorated, often in a cold or unpleasant way.
    All the leaves were gone now, leaving the tree stark and bare.
    The house was bare and empty with stark, white walls.
  2. A stark contrast, difference, reminder, etc. is simple and clear, often in a cold or unpleasant way.
    The contrast between rich and poor is even more stark in health outcomes.
    The deaths are a stark reminder of how much family violence there is in the city.

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