"starkness" in the noun sense
1. starkness, absoluteness, utterness
the quality of being complete or utter or extreme
"the starkness of his contrast between justice and fairness was open to many objections"
2. bareness, starkness
an extreme lack of furnishings or ornamentation
"I was struck by the starkness of my father's room"
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