Definition of starkness noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈstɑːknəs//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈstɑːrknəs//
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  1. 1a severe appearance without colour or decoration the starkness of modernist architecture
  2. 2the fact of being unpleasant, real and impossible to avoid the starkness of loss and grief