Student Thesaurus

One entry found for stern.
Entry Word: stern
Function: adjective
Text: 1 given to exacting standards of discipline and self-restraint <my dad claims that when he was in school the teachers were much sterner and you couldn't get away with anything> -- see SEVERE 1
2 harsh and threatening in manner or appearance <a stern receptionist who took our names without even looking up> -- see GRIM 1