1.sheer, utter, downright, or complete: stark madness.
2.harsh, grim, or desolate, as a view, place, etc.: a stark landscape.
3.extremely simple or severe:
4.bluntly or sternly plain; not softened or glamorized: the stark reality of the schedule's deadline.
5.stiff or rigid in substance, muscles, etc.
6.rigid in death.
7.Archaic. strong; powerful; massive or robust. adverb