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1 stern /ˈstɚn/ adjective
sterner; sternest
1 stern
/ˈstɚn/
adjective
sterner; sternest
Learner's definition of STERN
: very serious especially in an unfriendly way
: expressing strong disapproval or criticism
: not likely to change or become weaker

be made of sterner stuff

: to be an emotionally and morally strong person with more determination than other people

— sternly

adverb

— sternness

/ˈstɚnnəs/ noun [noncount]
2 stern /ˈstɚn/ noun
plural sterns
2 stern
/ˈstɚn/
noun
plural sterns
Learner's definition of STERN
[count]
: the back part of a boat or ship see picture at boat; opposite 3bow

from stem to stern

see 1stem
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