starkly


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stark

 (stärk)
adj. stark·er, stark·est
1. Clearly distinguished or delineated: a stark contrast.
2.
a. Bare, desolate, or unadorned: an apartment with stark white walls; the stark beauty of the desert landscape.
b. Severe or unmitigated; harsh or grim: "[They] found it hard to accept such a stark portrait of unrelieved failure" (W. Bruce Lincoln).
3. Complete or utter; extreme: stark disbelief.
adv.
Utterly; entirely: stark raving mad.

[Middle English, stiff, severe, strong, from Old English stearc; see ster- in Indo-European roots.]

stark′ly adv.
stark′ness n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.starkly - in a stark manner; "He was starkly unable to achieve coherence"
2.starkly - in sharp outline or contrast; "the black walls rose starkly from the snow"
3.starkly - in a blunt manner; "in starkly realistic terms"
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Translations

starkly

[ˈstɑːklɪ] ADV
1. (= austerely) [furnished] → austeramente; [describe] → escuetamente, sucintamente
starkly beautifulde una belleza austera
2. (= clearly) [illustrate] → crudamente; [outline] → claramente; [stand out] → con claridad; [different, apparent, evident] → completamente
to contrast starkly with sthcontrastar brutalmente con algo
to be starkly exposedquedar completamente al descubierto
he put the choice starklyexpuso la alternativa sin ambagesnos ofreció la alternativa y nada más
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

starkly

[ˈstɑːrkli] adv
(= bluntly) [presented, illustrated] → de manière concrète
(= vividly) [different] → singulièrement; [contrast] → de manière frappante
(= austerely) [furnished] → austèrement
The room was starkly furnished → La chambre était austèrement meublée.
starkly beautiful → d'une beauté austère
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

starkly

adv litgrell; describedkrass, schonungslos; different, apparentvollkommen; starkly dressed in blackin tristes Schwarz gekleidet; trees starkly silhouetted against the winter skyBäume, die sich hart gegen den Winterhimmel abhoben; to contrast starkly with something (fig)sich krass von etw unterscheiden; to be starkly exposedschonungslos aufgedeckt sein; a starkly beautiful regioneine karge und zugleich schöne Gegend
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
References in classic literature ?
Perhaps its neatness was responsible for this; the whole establishment, house, barns, orchard, garden, lawn and lane, was so starkly neat.
He was clad only in his long night-dress, and his swollen ankles and ungainly feet protruded starkly from beneath it.
Those prices contrasted starkly with the most expensive - PS196.50 for London City airport, while the average rate for the cheapest space at an official airport car park for two weeks came in at PS88.34.
The promos have a neat wordplay, claiming the phone to be "Starkly Superior To The Latest One."
Few things illustrate the malaise in India's property market as starkly as would-be homeowners having to dedicate untold hours to completing the flats they spent years saving up for.
Thus, Locsin's theory of vagueness as deterrence is just that-wishful thinking, proven starkly wrong by what has happened, and is still happening, in the South China Sea.
My Oxford Thesaurus (2008 version) interprets "overwhelming" as "very large, enormous, immense, inordinate, massive"; all of which could not possibly be more starkly inappropriate to describe a 52%-47% victory.
"This unfairness is most starkly shown by the experience of employees at the same company, with identical hours and pay, some of whom are subject to the benefit cap most months of the year simply because they are on a four-weekly contract, while their colleagues on a monthly contract are not."
And we dont even seem to have a good grasp on what to expect mdash because as soon as we think we do, the hardware and software morphs to something starkly different.
The Japanese data follows a Reuters survey finding that almost half of respondents expecting the BoJ to maintain ultra-accommodative monetary policy until 2020, which starkly contrasts Fed policy direction.
The bullish talk at England's Algarve training camp starkly contrasted with the mood in Wales.
Day 2 of the annual gathering of the global elite on the peaks of Davos will feature speeches from Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron, who are likely to take a starkly different line to Donald Trump, who speaks on Friday.German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron will both address the World Economic Forum annual meeting on Wednesday, in speeches expected to emphasize the importance of global co-operation and a more sustainable form of globalization.