adjective -er, -est
- 1.1 (harsh)(person)the stern reality of post-war lifeI thought you were made of sterner stuffla dura realidad de la vida de posguerrate creía más fuerteExample sentences1.2 (disapproving, serious)
- He still spoke in his cool voice but it was a stern statement.
- After 50 minutes of stern questions and answers - the length of a typical undergraduate class - the interrogation is over.
- And they have issued a stern warning to those responsible: Stop before somebody dies.
- For those who expect a stern teacher and a serious photographer, he is a bundle of surprise.
- He was my mother's favorite brother and our least favorite Uncle; he was too stern, too serious, too strict.
- But she was stern in demeanor and normally carried a serious face.
- Example sentences
- The overtaking boat should slow down when just aft the stern of the boat being overtaken and proceed around at the slowest speed possible to pass.
- The docking bay, with doors at the stern of the ship, can be flooded for amphibious operations using small landing craft.
- The towed sonar and towed decoys are launched from the stern of the ship.
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in Pakistan
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
ESO (Educación Secundaria Obligatoria) is one of the stages of secondary education established in Spain by the