stark
adjective
1. (harsh) 
a. crudo 
Your love and warmth are the perfect antidote to this cold, stark wind.Tu amor y calidez son el antídoto perfecto para este viento crudo y frío.
b. duro 
As a young, single, pregnant woman, she had to make a stark choice.Como mujer joven, soltera y embarazada, tenía que hacer una dura elección.
c. severo 
Ariadna's ecological ideals were challenged by the stark reality of her everyday life.Los ideales ecológicos de Ariadna eran desafiados por la severa realidad de su vida cotidiana.
2. (plain) 
a. escueto 
The accountant gave a stark description of the company's financial situation.El contador dio una descripción escueta sobre la situación financiera de la empresa.
b. desnudo 
The world was shocked to learn the stark truth about the meat industry.El mundo se horrorizó al enterarse de la verdad desnuda sobre la industria cárnica.
c. austero 
Melanie likes to meditate in the the stark simplicity of the rock garden.A Melanie le gusta meditar en la simplicidad austera del jardín de rocas.
3. (desolate) 
Lucy was anxious to leave the stark landscape of the desert behind and move to the coast.Lucy estaba ansiosa por dejar atrás el paisaje inhóspito del desierto y mudarse a la costa.
4. (complete) 
a. absoluto 
Pat felt stark terror when his rope snapped while climbing the mountain.Pat sintió un terror absoluto cuando su cuerda se rompió mientras escalaba la montaña.
adverb
5. (completely) 
Holly was surprised to see a man stark naked in his apartment with the curtains open.Holly se sorprendió al ver a un hombre completamente desnudo en su apartamento con las cortinas abiertas.
stark
adjective
1. (contrast) 
a. claro(a) 
2. (light, colors) 
a. frío(a) 
3. (truth, facts) 
a. crudo(a) 
4. (landscape) 
a. desolado(a) 
adverb
5. (general) 
a. no direct translation 
stark nakedcompletamente desnudo(a)
stark staring madcompletamente loco(a)
stark [stɑːk]
adjective
starker (comparative)starkest (superlative)
1 (austere) [+simplicity, colour, beauty, décor, outline] austero; [+conditions] severo; duro; [+landscape] inhóspito; [+description] escueto; sucinto
the stark outline of the trees against the sky
2 (harsh) [+reality, poverty] crudo; sin adornos; [+choice, warning, reminder] duro
those are the stark facts of the matter esa es la cruda realidad del asunto
UK companies face a stark choice if they want to stay competitive they were offered the stark choice between accepting a cut in salary and losing their jobs. in his celebration speech, he issued a stark warning to Washington and other Western capitals they were given a stark reminder that they didn't have a great deal of choice in the matter the decision served as a stark reminder that life was cheap
3 (absolute) [+terror, folly] absoluto
to be in stark contrast to sth contrastar brutalmente con algo
adverb
stark staring or raving mad loco de remate (informal); stark naked en cueros (informal); en pelotas (very_informal); encuerado (informal); (LAm) pilucho (informal); (Chile) calato (informal); (Peru) (Bol)
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