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Synonyms for stern
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stern, after part, quarter, poop, tail(noun)

    the rear part of a ship

    Synonyms:
    fourth, fag end, tail, seat, nincompoop, butt, shite, quarter, shadower, can, nates, quartern, crap, shadow, fundament, low-down, posterior, buttocks, behind, shit, ninny, bottom, twenty-five percent, backside, bum, empennage, fourth part, tail assembly, buns, the skinny, hindquarters, tail end, derriere, tooshie, one-quarter, turd, dirt, hind end, rump, keister, ass, prat, arse, fanny, rear, tush, after part, poop, one-fourth, dope, rear end

    Antonyms:
    placable, fancy, indulgent, undemanding

  2. Stern, Isaac Stern(noun)

    United States concert violinist (born in Russia in 1920)

    Synonyms:
    rear end, after part, tooshie, quarter, tush, derriere, fanny, bottom, backside, buttocks, hind end, rump, tail, bum, prat, rear, can, behind, butt, hindquarters, ass, arse, posterior, buns, fundament, nates, seat, tail end, keister, poop

    Antonyms:
    placable, fancy, indulgent, undemanding

  3. buttocks, nates, arse, butt, backside, bum, buns, can, fundament, hindquarters, hind end, keister, posterior, prat, rear, rear end, rump, stern, seat, tail, tail end, tooshie, tush, bottom, behind, derriere, fanny, ass(adj)

    the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on

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

    Synonyms:
    screw, arse, keister, female genital organ, substructure, stinkpot, goat, cornerstone, lavatory, git, croup, arsehole, butt, shadower, crapper, commode, throne, skunk, base, tooshie, foundation, butt end, lav, derriere, can buoy, shag, place, seat, prat, bottomland, hind end, behind, tin can, scum bag, asshole, freighter, understructure, ass, stub, backside, after part, female genitals, tramp, female genitalia, idler, nookie, toilet, piece of tail, laughingstock, shtup, poop, foot, screwing, posterior, potty, bathroom, quarter, do-nothing, back end, dirty dog, tush, tail, merchantman, canful, can, croupe, butt joint, john, back tooth, bunghole, nates, rat, rump, nooky, pot, back, privy, underside, piece of ass, rear end, rear, layabout, bottom, buns, merchant ship, undersurface, tail assembly, hobo, loafer, fundament, stool, roll in the hay, empennage, rotter, so-and-so, stooge, target, stinker, buttocks, bottom of the inning, hindquarters, bum, cigaret, coffin nail, tin, crumb, groundwork, shadow, fag end, cigarette, bed, basis, tail end, fanny, lowlife, puke

    Antonyms:
    placable, undemanding, indulgent, fancy

  4. austere, stern(adj)

    of a stern or strict bearing or demeanor; forbidding in aspect

    "an austere expression"; "a stern face"

    Synonyms:
    exacting, stark, spartan, severe, unrelenting, strict, inexorable, austere, ascetical, unappeasable, relentless, ascetic, grim, unforgiving

    Antonyms:
    undemanding, fancy, indulgent, placable

  5. grim, inexorable, relentless, stern, unappeasable, unforgiving, unrelenting(adj)

    not to be placated or appeased or moved by entreaty

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

    Synonyms:
    down(p), dispirited, downcast, intransigent, brutal, exacting, severe, forbidding, persistent, austere, dismal, dark, sick, disconsolate, black, grisly, low, unrelenting, down in the mouth, blue, unappeasable, gruesome, macabre, downhearted, grim, mordant, stark, dour, adamantine, strict, relentless, unforgiving, sorry, gloomy, drab, ghastly, depressed, dingy, inexorable, dreary, drear, low-spirited, adamant

    Antonyms:
    indulgent, undemanding, placable, fancy

  6. stern, strict, exacting(adj)

    severe and unremitting in making demands

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

    Synonyms:
    severe, hard-and-fast, stark, relentless, grim, exigent, strict, inexorable, unrelenting, unappeasable, nonindulgent, exacting, unforgiving, austere, fastidious, rigorous, rigid

    Antonyms:
    undemanding, placable, indulgent, fancy

  7. austere, severe, stark, stern(adj)

    severely simple

    "a stark interior"

    Synonyms:
    life-threatening, perfect(a), consummate(a), unadulterated, double-dyed(a), austere, serious, ascetic, bare, arrant(a), stark, severe, desolate, staring(a), unrelenting, grievous, sodding(a), unappeasable, grave, everlasting(a), crude(a), dangerous, wicked, complete(a), hard, gross(a), terrible, stark(a), pure(a), relentless, barren, unforgiving, blunt, grim, bleak, inexorable, exacting, thoroughgoing(a), strict, ascetical, utter(a), spartan, knockout

    Antonyms:
    indulgent, placable, fancy, undemanding

Wiktionary

  1. stern(2)

    Antonyms:
    bow

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. stern

    That is severe which is devoid of all softness, mildness, tenderness, indulgence or levity, or (in literature and art) devoid of unnecessary ornament, amplification, or embellishment of any kind; as, a severe style; as said of anything painful, severe signifies such as heavily taxes endurance or resisting power; as, a severe pain, fever, or winter. Rigid signifies primarily stiff, resisting any effort to change its shape; a corpse is said to be rigid in death; hence, in metaphorical sense, a rigid person or character is one that resists all efforts to change the will or course of conduct; a rigid rule or statement is one that admits of no deviation. Rigorous is nearly akin to rigid, but is a stronger word, having reference to action or active qualities, as rigid does to state or character; a rigid rule may be rigorously enforced. Strict (Latin stringo, bind) signifies bound or stretched tight, tense, strenuously exact. Stern unites harshness and authority with strictness or severity; stern, as said even of inanimate objects, suggests something authoritative or forbidding. Austere signifies severely simple or temperate, strict in self-restraint or discipline, and similarly unrelenting toward others. We speak of austere morality, rigid rules, rigorous discipline, stern commands, severe punishment, harsh speech or a harsh voice, hard requirements, strict injunctions, and strict obedience. Strict discipline holds one exactly and unflinchingly to the rule; rigorous discipline punishes severely any infraction of it. The austere character is seldom lovely, but it is always strong and may be grand, commanding, and estimable.

    Synonyms:
    austere, hard, harsh, inexorable, inflexible, morose, relentless, rigid, rigorous, severe, stiff, strict, uncompromising, unmitigated, unrelenting, unyielding

    Antonyms:
    affable, bland, easy, genial, gentle, indulgent, lenient, mild, pliable, soft, sweet, tender, tractable, yielding

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. stern

    Synonyms:
    severe, austere, rigid, harsh, strict, rigorous, unrelenting, unyielding, forbidding

    Antonyms:
    lenient, genial, kindly, easy, flexible, encouraging

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. stern(a.)

    Synonyms:
    forbidding, austere, severe, rigid

  2. stern(a.)

    Synonyms:
    harsh, cruel, bitter, rigorous, strict, hard, unrelenting, inflexible, uncompromising

  3. stern(n.)

    Synonyms:
    hinder part (of a vessel)

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. stern(a)

    Synonyms:
    austere, rigorous, exacting, strict, hard-hearted

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "stern":

    pupa, sterna, transom, aft, severe, strict, rear, solemn, stringent, grim

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How to use stern in a sentence?

  1. Howard Stern:

    A more self-serving person would have gone all in on Donald Trump, i'd probably be Howard Stern or a Supreme Court justice by now.

  2. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    I pack my trunk, embrace my friends, embark on the sea, and at last wake up in Naples, and there beside me is the Stern Fact, the Sad Self, unrelenting, identical, that I fled from.

  3. Louise Sattler:

    Everybody has to stop looking at everybody else and look to within, my kids this morning had Frosted Flakes for breakfast. They had sugary cereal. Now the past two days they had eggs but today they didn't have eggs ... Mothers, I'm sure, will come after me and say, 'Lyss Stern is a terrible mother, because she gave her kids Frosted Flakes for breakfast today,' but at the end of the day it's OK.

  4. Lao Tzu:

    Friend, never fear dying. Dying is the last, but the least matter that a person has to be anxious about. Fear living, that is a hard battle to fight, a stern discipline to endure, a rough voyage to undergo ! Charles Spurgeon

  5. Doto Biteko:

    It's good for them that they have already started to take measures to address this issue. But we will visit the mine again on March 30 to make sure that all the environment concerns have been fully resolved, otherwise we will take stern measures against them.

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