What is the opposite of stern?

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Adjective
Opposite of strict or exacting in standards
“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.”
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Opposite of not having or showing feeling or sympathy
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Opposite of difficult or challenging in nature, especially physically
Adjective
Opposite of severe or strict in manner or attitude
“The husband was a tall and genial fellow, friendly, youthful, and easy-going.”
Adjective
Opposite of serious or grave
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 not yielding in strength, severity, or determination
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Opposite of filled with hatred or intense rivalry (towards another or each other)
Adjective
Opposite of characterized by severe self-discipline and abstention from all forms of indulgence
“With his love of good food, whisky, and cigars, Wingate enjoyed a sybaritic lifestyle to the full.”
Adjective
Opposite of severe in making remarks on others, or on their writings or manners
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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
Opposite of the part of an object or individual (usually the buttocks) directly involved in sitting
Noun
(face) Opposite of a person's buttocks
Noun
(groyne) Opposite of a person's buttocks
“She fought hard, smashed him in the nose, kick him in the groin, and was able to escape unscathed.”
Noun
Opposite of the back or hindmost part of something
“The leading runner was ahead by a couple of strides.”
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