starkly

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English starkli, starcliche, sterkliche, stercliche, from Old English stearclīċe (strongly; stoutly; vigorously; vehemently; fiercely; strictly), from Proto-Germanic *starkulīka (strongly; stiffly), from *starkulīkaz (strong; rigid), from *starkuz (strong; stiff; stark), equivalent to stark +‎ -ly.

Adverb[edit]

starkly (comparative more starkly, superlative most starkly)

  1. In a stark manner; with great contrast.
    The dark mountains stood out starkly against the pale sky.

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