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 Dictionary entry overview: What does starkly mean? 

STARKLY (adverb)
  The adverb STARKLY has 3 senses:

1. in a stark manner
2. in sharp outline or contrast
3. in a blunt manner

  Familiarity information: STARKLY used as an adverb is uncommon.

 Dictionary entry details 

STARKLY (adverb)

Sense 1starkly [BACK TO TOP]


In a stark manner

Context example:

He was starkly unable to achieve coherence


stark (without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers)

Sense 2starkly [BACK TO TOP]


In sharp outline or contrast

Context example:

the black walls rose starkly from the snow


stark (severely simple)

Sense 3starkly [BACK TO TOP]


In a blunt manner

Context example:

in starkly realistic terms


stark (devoid of any qualifications or disguise or adornment)

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