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adjective [usually before noun] stark pronunciation in British English /stɑː(r)k/
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  1. 2
    used for describing an unpleasant fact or situation that is very obvious or impossible to avoid
    stark choice:

    The stark choice is between moving out or staying here and paying more.

    stark reality:

    Too many community leaders seem unable to grasp this stark reality.

    1. a.
      extreme and obvious

      There still remained one stark difference between the two men.

      in stark contrast:

      His words were in stark contrast to what he had said earlier.

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a title used before a man or woman's name as a gender-neutral alternative to Mr, Ms, etc

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another way of saying congratulations, or that something/someone looks nice or fascinating

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