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4 entries found for stern.
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Main Entry: 1stern
Pronunciation: primarystressstschwarn
Function: adjective
1 a : hard and severe in nature or manner <a stern judge> b : expressing severe displeasure : HARSH <a stern look>
2 : not inviting or attractive : FORBIDDING, GRIM
3 : firm and not changeable : STOUT, RESOLUTE <stern determination>
- sternĚly adverb
- sternĚness /primarystressstschwarn-nschwas/ noun

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