What does the word stark mean?

Usage examples for stark

  1. How appealing the sight of that hurried, casual writing of a hand now stark in death! – Emily Brontë by A. Mary F. (Agnes Mary Frances) Robinson
  2. The dim, flickering rays of the tallow candle wandered over the features now grown stark and rigid with the death- chill. – Words of Cheer for the Tempted, the Toiling, and the Sorrowing by T. S. Arthur