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Definition 1: the rear part of a ship - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for stern in the sense of this definition

(stern is a kind of ...) the side that goes last or is not normally seen

"he wrote the date on the back of the photograph"

(stern is a part of ...) (nautical) a plate on a ship's stern on which the name is inscribed

(stern is a part of ...) a brace that extends from the rear of the keel to support the rudderpost

(... is part of stern) a vessel that carries passengers or freight

Definition 2: the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on - [noun denoting body]

Samples where stern or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for stern in the sense of this definition

(stern is a kind of ...) any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity

(... is part of stern) the body excluding the head and neck and limbs

"they moved their arms and legs and bodies"

Definition 3: United States concert violinist (born in Russia in 1920) - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for stern in the sense of this definition

(stern is an instance of ...) a musician who plays the violin

(stern belongs to a domain located in ...) a former communist country in eastern Europe and northern Asia; established in 1922; included Russia and 14 other soviet socialist republics (Ukraine and Byelorussia and others); officially dissolved 31 December 1991

Definition 4: severe and unremitting in making demands - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where stern or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an exacting instructor
  • a stern disciplinarian
  • strict standards

Synonyms for stern in the sense of this definition

(stern is similar to ...) requiring more than usually expected or thought due; especially great patience and effort and skill

"found the job very demanding" "a baby can be so demanding"

Definition 5: not to be placated or appeased or moved by entreaty - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where stern or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for stern in the sense of this definition

(stern is similar to ...) incapable of being placated

"an implacable enemy"

Definition 6: of a stern or strict bearing or demeanor; forbidding in aspect - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where stern or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an austere expression
  • a stern face

Synonyms for stern in the sense of this definition

(stern is similar to ...) characterized by strictness, severity, or restraint

Definition 7: severely simple - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where stern or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a stark interior

Synonyms for stern in the sense of this definition

(stern is similar to ...) not elaborate or elaborated; simple

"plain food" "stuck to the plain facts" "a plain blue suit" "a plain rectangular brick building"

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