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Meaning & Definition of Stern in English

English

Stern

/stərn/

noun

1. The rear part of a ship

    synonym:
  • stern
  • ,
  • after part
  • ,
  • quarter
  • ,
  • poop
  • ,
  • tail

2. United states concert violinist (born in russia in 1920)

    synonym:
  • Stern
  • ,
  • Isaac Stern

3. 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?"
    synonym:
  • 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

adjective

1. Of a stern or strict bearing or demeanor

  • Forbidding in aspect
  • "An austere expression"
  • "A stern face"
    synonym:
  • austere
  • ,
  • stern

2. 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"
    synonym:
  • grim
  • ,
  • inexorable
  • ,
  • relentless
  • ,
  • stern
  • ,
  • unappeasable
  • ,
  • unforgiving
  • ,
  • unrelenting

3. Severe and unremitting in making demands

  • "An exacting instructor"
  • "A stern disciplinarian"
  • "Strict standards"
    synonym:
  • stern
  • ,
  • strict
  • ,
  • exacting

4. Severely simple

  • "A stark interior"
    synonym:
  • austere
  • ,
  • severe
  • ,
  • stark
  • ,
  • stern