stern
1. [ adjective ] of a stern or strict bearing or demeanor; forbidding in aspect
Synonyms: austere
Examples:

"an austere expression" "a stern face"

Related terms: nonindulgent
2. [ adjective ] not to be placated or appeased or moved by entreaty
Synonyms: grim relentless inexorable unforgiving unrelenting unappeasable
Examples:

"grim determination" "grim necessity" "Russia's final hour, it seemed, approached with inexorable certainty" "relentless persecution" "the stern demands of parenthood

Related terms: implacable
3. [ adjective ] severe and unremitting in making demands
Synonyms: exacting strict
Examples:

"an exacting instructor" "a stern disciplinarian" "strict standards"

Related terms: demanding
4. [ noun ] (nautical) the rear part of a ship
Synonyms: quarter poop tail after_part
Related terms: rear ship skeg escutcheon
5. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 1643
6. [ adjective ] (nautical) pertaining to the after part of a vessel
Related terms: aft
7. [ noun ] (music,performing arts) United States concert violinist (born in Russia in 1920)
Synonyms: isaac_stern
Related terms: violinist Soviet_Union
8. [ noun ] the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
Synonyms: seat ass bottom rear_end tail behind buttocks rump hindquarters fundament hind_end keister bum backside posterior prat buns tail_end tooshie tush rear can derriere fanny butt nates arse
Examples:

"he deserves a good kick in the butt" "are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?"

Related terms: body_part torso
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