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adj. stark·er, stark·est
1. Clearly distinguished or delineated: a stark contrast.
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.
Utterly; entirely: stark raving mad.
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|Noun||1.||starkness - the quality of being complete or utter or extreme; "the starkness of his contrast between justice and fairness was open to many objections"|
|2.||starkness - an extreme lack of furnishings or ornamentation; "I was struck by the starkness of my father's room"|
plainness - the appearance of being plain and unpretentious
1. (= austerity) [of landscape, desert] → lo inhóspito; [of conditions] → severidad f; [of simplicity, contrast, décor, outline] → austeridad f; [of colour, beauty] → sobriedad f; [of description] → lo escueto, lo sucinto