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stern1

adjective

  • 1 Nick's expression was stern
    serious, unsmiling, frowning, poker-faced, severe, forbidding, grim, unfriendly, sombre, grave, sober, austere, dour, stony, flinty, steely, unrelenting, unyielding, unforgiving, unbending, unsympathetic, disapproving
    British informal boot-faced
    [Antonyms] genial, friendly
  • 2 the stern measures taken by the government added to its unpopularity
    strict, severe, stringent, harsh, drastic, hard, tough, fierce, extreme, rigorous, rigid, exacting, demanding, uncompromising, unsparing, inflexible, authoritarian, draconian
    North American informal badass
    Australian/New Zealand informal solid
    [Antonyms] lenient, lax
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    stern2

    noun

  • the stern of the ship
    rear end, rear, back, tail, poop
    [Antonyms] bow
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