Stern - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- United States concert violinist (born in Russia in 1920)
- the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on (syn: arse, ass, backside, behind, bottom, bum, buns, butt, buttocks, can, derriere, fanny, fundament, hindquarters, keister, nates, posterior, prat, rear, rump, seat, tail, tooshie, tush)
- not to be placated or appeased or moved by entreaty (syn: grim, inexorable, relentless, unappeasable, unforgiving, unrelenting)
- severe and unremitting in making demands (syn: exacting, strict)
- severely simple (syn: austere, severe, stark)
He gave me a stern look.
...the army post's stern commander always had the utmost respect of those who served under him...
'Wait!' I shouted in my sternest voice.
His actions have earned him stern rebukes from human-rights organizations.
She issued a stern warning against making changes too quickly.
a mild reprimand, not a stern one
She boomed commands from the stern of the ship.
...always a stern disciplinarian, our father birched anyone who talked back...
The coach was a stern, wise father figure to his players.
...the stern mien of the librarian suggested that she was not one to put up with any nonsense...
a leader with a stern and resolute manner
Soon the ship was alight from stem to stern.
Stern put Travis in charge of (=gave him control of) the research team.
Stern's performance of the Bruch concerto
He received a stern rebuke from the manager.