Definition of starkly adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈstɑːkli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈstɑːrkli//
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  1. 1(often disapproving) in a way that looks severe because it has no colour or decoration The interior is starkly simple.
  2. 2in a way that is unpleasant, real and impossible to avoid; completely We are starkly aware of the risks. These theories contrast starkly with the reality of everyday life.
  3. 3in a way that is easy to see because it is very different synonym clearly (1) The lighthouse stood out starkly against the dark sky.