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1. stern

adjective. ['ˈstɝːn'] of a stern or strict bearing or demeanor; forbidding in aspect.

Synonyms

  • nonindulgent
  • austere

Antonyms

  • top
  • head
  • side

Etymology

  • stern (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Stern

  • unconcern
  • concern
  • upturn
  • sauterne
  • return
  • new-bern
  • mckern
  • mcgurn
  • laverne
  • discern
  • amburn
  • alpern
  • sturn
  • stirn
  • stearne
  • stearn
  • spurn
  • ohern
  • o'hern
  • ohearn
  • o'hearn
  • obyrne
  • o'byrne
  • o'beirne
  • aherne
  • ahern
  • ahearn
  • adjourn
  • zurn
  • yearn

Example sentences of the word stern


1. Adjective
Speak in a stern, but gentle voice when giving your Akita puppy commands.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Use the plastic ties to stitch the the sides, bow and stern to the bottom.

Quotes containing the word stern


1. There's not a lot of other stuff I admire about his content, but there's something about Howard Stern and his perseverance in a very difficult industry. He does tickle me in certain ways with humor.
- Ashleigh Banfield

2. Dreams are the bright creatures of poem and legend, who sport on earth in the night season, and melt away in the first beam of the sun, which lights grim care and stern reality on their daily pilgrimage through the world.
- Charles Dickens, Nicholas Nickleby

3. If men could learn from history, what lessons it might teach us. But passion and party blind our eyes, and the light which experience gives us is a lantern on the stern, which shines only on the waves behind us.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

2. stern

adjective. ['ˈstɝːn'] not to be placated or appeased or moved by entreaty.

Synonyms

  • unrelenting
  • unappeasable
  • relentless
  • grim
  • implacable
  • unforgiving

Antonyms

  • miss
  • best
  • hire
  • middle

Etymology

  • stern (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. stern

adjective. ['ˈstɝːn'] severe and unremitting in making demands.

Synonyms

  • exacting
  • demanding

Antonyms

  • anterior
  • antecedent
  • natural elevation

Etymology

  • stern (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. stern

noun. ['ˈstɝːn'] the rear part of a ship.

Synonyms

  • poop
  • rear
  • after part
  • escutcheon
  • tail
  • back
  • quarter
  • ship

Antonyms

  • breakableness
  • solidity
  • unbreakableness
  • softness

Etymology

  • stern (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. stern

adjective. ['ˈstɝːn'] severely simple.

Synonyms

  • plain
  • stark
  • austere

Antonyms

  • beginning
  • obverse
  • artifact
  • thinness

Etymology

  • stern (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. stern

noun. ['ˈstɝːn'] the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on.

Synonyms

  • ass
  • fundament
  • trunk
  • posterior
  • butt
  • bottom
  • derriere
  • rear end
  • can
  • keister
  • buttocks
  • rump
  • prat
  • backside
  • hindquarters
  • tail
  • body
  • torso
  • fanny
  • tooshie
  • hind end
  • buns
  • rear
  • arse
  • tush
  • bum
  • behind
  • nates
  • tail end
  • seat

Antonyms

  • porosity
  • thickness
  • thin
  • hardness

Etymology

  • stern (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. Stern

noun. United States concert violinist (born in Russia in 1920).

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