Synonyms of stern in English

: stern1stern2

stern1


See definition of stern

adjective

1‘Nick's expression was stern’

SYNONYMS

serious, unsmiling, frowning, poker-faced, severe, forbidding, grim, unfriendly, sombre, grave, sober, austere, dour, stony, flinty, steely, unrelenting, unyielding, unforgiving, unbending, unsympathetic, disapproving

rare Rhadamanthine

British informal boot-faced

ANTONYMS

genial, friendly

2‘the stern measures taken by the government added to its unpopularity’

SYNONYMS

strict, severe, stringent, harsh, drastic, hard, tough, fierce, extreme, rigorous, rigid, exacting, demanding, uncompromising, unsparing, inflexible, authoritarian, draconian

North American informal badass

NZ Australian informal solid

ANTONYMS

lenient, lax


Synonyms of stern in English

: stern1stern2

stern2


See definition of stern

noun

1‘the stern of the ship’

SYNONYMS

rear end, rear, back, tail, poop

ANTONYMS

bow