Translation of stark in Spanish:

stark

duro, adj.

Pronunciation /stɑrk//stɑːk/

adjective

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    (climate) duro
    (climate) severo
    (climate) crudo
    (landscape) agreste
    (landscape) inhóspito
    (truth) escueto
    (truth) desnudo
    (realism) descarnado
    (realism) crudo
    the stark simplicity of his cell la austera sencillez de su celda
    • one is immediately aware of their stark poverty la miseria en que viven se le hace a uno patente inmediatamente
    • in stark contrast en marcado contraste
    • But Dr Fox said the decision to release the patients' details stood in stark contrast to Mr Blair's insistence on protecting the medical confidentiality of his own family.
    • The artist Alessandro Raho usually drapes his subjects in theatrical clothes but with Dame Judy he has opted for a simple white jacket against a stark white background.
    • His self-sacrifice and idealism are also in stark contrast to the corruption and cynicism evident in modern Ireland.
    • In fact there was a near 100 per cent pass rate in maths and biology, marking these results as being in stark contrast to the failure rates in other schools around the country.
    • Then the trees finish and ahead, rising to the skyline, is a stark, beautiful and bare valley clad in rough grasses.
    • In Germany huge swathes of the Black Forest died, leaving the stark outlines of leafless conifers in place of the formerly rich vegetation.
    • Yet the stark reality of statistics, and the facts themselves, reveal a quite different story to the one we have come to accept.
    • Yet despite this, his shots are stark, bare and almost devoid of emotion.
    • At the riverside, hawthorns, oaks, beeches and other trees stand stark and bare.
    • The image is almost stark, with the bare stone floor and walls, the simple sweeping plane of the ceiling above, and that remarkable suspended coil of steps.
    • Madhu Oberoi's acceptance of her son's career is in stark contrast to Sarada Nair's initial reaction on learning of her teenage son's desire to join the Armed Forces.
    • Architects are proposing to soften the buildings' stark functional appearance using metal, glass and canopies.
    • The film itself has a more stark and severe look through much of it than the original, but it looks terrific here.
    • His evidence in chief stood in stark contrast to his evidence on cross-examination.
    • The fence will look truly stark and bare when it's gone, so I shall plant three or four vigorous climbing jasmines along it, water, and retire to a safe distance.
    • Dr Hope said on Easter Sunday people were celebrating the triumph of the Resurrection, in stark contrast to the world today which was in ‘turmoil.’
    • However, the ecstatic reception he was given when he touched down at the New Tokyo International Airport in Narita, east of Tokyo, was in stark contrast to his visit to Japan in 1980.
    • The room was as extravagant and stuffed with furniture as the hall had been stark and bare.
    • But all around the edge, there were giant oaks and maples, stark, bare and black, and a few pines, as green as ever.
    • She's done so through her now trademark silhouettes, large black paper cut-outs set against stark white walls.
    • Some of the newer houses and their roadside walls need plant screening to overcome a sometimes stark appearance.
    • Its stark outline on the abandoned battlefield offers some protection.
    • Having a patio garden calls for a bit of ingenuity so a well positioned tub of flowers can soften a very stark and bare corner.
    • A battery of psychological tests administered to me at this time tells the story of my mental status in a stark manner that clearly outlines my assets and deficits.
    • That was the stark choice outlined by City of York council leader Steve Galloway last week when details of next year's central Government grant to councils were announced.
    • His loyalty to his party is in stark contrast to the actions of his old colleague Brian Sedgemore, the former MP for Hackney South who chose the middle of the election to defect to the Liberal Democrats.
    • Taoiseach Bertie Ahern's claim in the Dáil that the February marchers were in agreement with government policy is in stark contrast to opinion poll evidence.
    • He outlines the stark consequences of industrial relations breakdown, and asks the negotiators to use the holiday break to reflect.
    • In stark contrast to Copi's consciously sub-literary chaos, Jean Rhys's exquisite novel Wide Sargasso Sea is a profound and thought-provoking artwork.
    • This is in stark contrast to Abbott who in a relatively short life has been through university in Australia and overseas, the seminary, business, journalism and politics.
    • I reckon we have removed about 15 years' growth all at once and the result is a rather stark wall of bare twigs and branches.
    • Although slightly worn looking and grubby, they were a stark contrast to the appearance of the slaves they watched quietly shuffle past.
    • In stark contrast to the downbeat results from Kingfisher and Next last week, City analysts expect Tesco to report strong pre-tax profits of £938m in the first half.
    • Gray chairs and a dull gray carpet give the visiting area a stark, lifeless appearance.
    • The figures are life-size cut-outs, silhouetted against the stark white walls, which gives them a three-dimensional sculptural quality.
    • The kitchen and bathroom are stark white, very simple and linear, but it creates a nice balance.
    • Newcomer Jamie Bell plays Billy with skill and feeling, and the scenes where he vents his frustration through the medium of dance are thrilling and in stark contrast to the film's shadowy backdrop.
    • This is in stark contrast to France, which has taken a color-blind approach to immigration, with newcomers expected to adapt to the culture of the host nation.
    • Empire State presents a stark black silhouette of the famous landmark against a featureless white sky with an ominous black cloud or shadow impinging.
    • In fact, in stark contrast to his colleagues in the game, he is a model professional who does not smoke, drink or abuse women.
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    (complete)
    (madness/lunacy) absoluto
    • But when Polly - when Polly came out of the window, it was - it was just stark terror on her face.
    • One can only imagine the stark terror experienced by these young people during this horrendous event.
    • A look of stark terror comes over Ambrosius's face.
    • She's a master of surprise, able in the wink of an eye to transport the reader from tranquil normality to stark terror.
    • Traditionally the life of a soldier involves long stretches of boredom punctuated by brief and seemingly unending moments of stark terror.
    • Christian now looked torn between amusement and stark terror.
    • I fell, my horse kicking and eyes rolling in stark terror.
    • Even total depression is preferable to complete stark terror.
    • As she drew the curtain, she revealed a sight that sent stark terror down my spine.
    • The sheer excitement, energy, and also stark terror of that moment must have been nearly overwhelming.
    • She turned her face to the voice, to find an expression of stark terror on her crewman's countenance.
    • I took in my new surroundings with considerable apprehension, all right - stark terror, which turned quickly to surprise.
    • It has given me countless days of joy, a few hours of frustration, a couple minutes of stark terror, and it was even responsible for introducing me to my wife.
    • Then, as a group, they cried out in stark terror and rushed away.
    • I have never seen such stark terror on a man's face.
    • The lion made no answer, the stark terror in his eyes saying everything that needed to be said.
    • Eliza stared up at the older man who was standing by, stark terror and fear in her eyes.
    • Nevertheless, the thought of having my words printed for anyone to read sent stark terror into my heart.
    • And the moment with the discarded toys coming to life hits with stark terror and reminds us, if only for a moment, of the swarming mummies in Spielberg's great Raiders of the Lost Ark.
    • This morning, I trudged through the knee-high drifts of wolves to bring you a picture which sums up the stark terror facing this country.

adverb

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    stark naked calato Peru informal