STERN

stern

1. [Noun]: the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on; "he deserves a good kick in the butt"; "are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?"

2. [Noun]: the rear part of a ship

3. [Noun]: United States concert violinist (born in Russia in 1920)

4. severe and unremitting in making demands; "an exacting instructor"; "a stern disciplinarian"; "strict standards"

5. not to be placated or appeased or moved by entreaty; "grim determination"; "grim necessity"; "Russia''s final hour, it seemed, approached with inexorable certainty"; "relentless persecution"; "the stern demands of parenthood"

6. of a stern or strict bearing or demeanor; forbidding in aspect; "an austere expression"; "a stern face"

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