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  1. [noun] the rear part of a ship
    Synonyms: after part, quarter, poop, tail

  2. [noun] United States concert violinist (born in Russia in 1920)
    Synonyms: Stern, Isaac Stern

  3. [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?"
    Synonyms: buttocks, nates, arse, butt, backside, bum, buns, can, fundament, hindquarters, hind end, keister, posterior, prat, rear, rear end, rump, seat, tail, tail end, tooshie, tush, bottom, behind, derriere, fanny, ass

  4. [adjective] of a stern or strict bearing or demeanor; forbidding in aspect; "an austere expression"; "a stern face"
    Synonyms: austere

  5. [adjective] 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"
    Synonyms: grim, inexorable, relentless, unappeasable, unforgiving, unrelenting

  6. [adjective] severe and unremitting in making demands; "an exacting instructor"; "a stern disciplinarian"; "strict standards"
    Synonyms: strict, exacting


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