Synonyms of stern in English

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stern1


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adjective

1‘Nick's expression was stern’

SYNONYMS
serious, unsmiling, frowning, poker-faced, severe, forbidding, grim, unfriendly, sombre, grave, sober, austere, dour, stony, flinty, steely, unrelenting, unyielding, unforgiving, unbending, unsympathetic, disapproving
rare Rhadamanthine
British informal boot-faced
ANTONYMS

genial, friendly

2‘the stern measures taken by the government added to its unpopularity’

SYNONYMS
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


Synonyms of stern in English

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stern2


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noun

1‘the stern of the ship’

SYNONYMS
rear end, rear, back, tail, poop
ANTONYMS

bow