What is the opposite of stern?

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Adjective
Opposite of strict or exacting in standards
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“The government's measures were ineffective as they were too lax.”
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Opposite of forbidding or grim in appearance
“Ricky's mother's smiling expression was warm and gentle when she saw how good his grades were.”
Adjective
Opposite of severe or strict in manner or attitude
Adjective
Opposite of serious or grave
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Opposite of inflicting suffering onto others without conscience
“Maximus was merciful and chose to spare the life of Tigris of Gaul in the gladiator's arena.”
Adjective
Opposite of very severe or serious
“Leaders hope that taking mild action today will dampen wage demands before they become significant.”
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Opposite of austere, frugal, characterized by self-denial
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Opposite of filled with hatred or intense rivalry
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Opposite of characterized by severe self-discipline and abstention from all forms of indulgence
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Opposite of easily offended or shocked, especially by sexual matters
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Opposite of severe in making remarks on others, or on their writings or manners
Adjective
Opposite of situated at the rear
Noun
Opposite of the rear of a ship
“She stood at the bow of the ship, letting the breeze play with her hair.”
Noun
(informal) Opposite of a person's buttocks
Noun
(annexe) Opposite of a person's buttocks
Noun
(exteriority) Opposite of a person's buttocks
Noun
(groyne) Opposite of a person's buttocks
“When the tennis ball flew swiftly into his groin, he instantly fell to the ground and writhed in pain.”
Noun
Opposite of the back or tail end of a row or length
“It took a while to get to the front of the line, but it was certainly worth the wait.”
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