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What is another word for stern?

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Adjective
Strict or exacting in standards
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“The government decided that stern measures had to be taken to quell the uprising.”
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Forbidding or grim in appearance
“Ricky's mother's expression was stern after she discovered that he had skipped school again.”
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Having a forbidding or cold appearance or nature
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Without pity or compassion
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Rude and caustic in manner or expression
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Inclined to find fault too readily
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Very severe or serious
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Characterized by severe self-discipline and abstention from all forms of indulgence
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Easily offended or shocked, especially by sexual matters
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Situated at the rear
Noun
The rear of a ship
“Luke was found by himself at the stern of the ship, just staring away into the sky.”
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