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synonyms for sternness

  • acerbity
  • austerity
  • cruelty
  • grimness
  • hardheartedness
  • hardness
  • harshness
  • rigidity
  • rigor
  • rigorousness
  • sharpness
  • strictness
  • stringency
  • toughness
  • unkindness
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antonyms for sternness

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  • gentility
  • kindness
  • mildness
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How to use sternness in a sentence

Reporters at The Washington Post, the New York Times and elsewhere, including Stern, found those claims were false.
GINNI THOMAS APOLOGIZES TO HUSBAND’S SUPREME COURT CLERKS AFTER CAPITOL RIOT FALLOUTROBERT BARNESFEBRUARY 2, 2021WASHINGTON POST
In this inestimably practical gear, she’s showing a visitor around her property, a stern but polite fellow, inching past middle age and vaguely stooped, who has just arrived by bicycle.
THE DIG IS JUST THE MOVIE TO RELIEVE MIDWINTER CABIN FEVERSTEPHANIE ZACHAREKJANUARY 29, 2021TIME
It was from an officer of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and it came with a message of stern warning for the Saudi dissident.
A NEW MOVIE ABOUT JAMAL KHASHOGGI REVEALS A PROTÉGÉ WHO IS ALIVE AND UNDER ASSAULTSTEVEN ZEITCHIKJANUARY 12, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Metal detectors proved mere speed bumps for rioters and the Capitol Police — typically stern and decisive — were unprepared.
THE BREACH OF THE CAPITOL SPOOKED US — AS IT SHOULD HAVEPHILIP ELLIOTTJANUARY 7, 2021TIME
Thousands of women are now working on the project in Paris, and Stern has heard from groups in Portugal, India, China, Turkey and Canada who are using the same techniques.
THE FIREBRAND BEHIND A PARISIAN FEMINIST MOVEMENTFIONA ZUBLINNOVEMBER 4, 2020OZY
Shevchenko, a leader of Femen, a prominent feminist group, began leading protests in France, which was how Stern learned the power of performance art for a cause.
THE FIREBRAND BEHIND A PARISIAN FEMINIST MOVEMENTFIONA ZUBLINNOVEMBER 4, 2020OZY
Lady Kirton's last words halted, for his look startled even her in its resolute sternness.
ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
His mind with all its sternness ever tended to clemency, and his constitutional prudence, or measure, forbade purposeless excess.
KING ROBERT THE BRUCEA. F. MURISON
Hardworking and upright, being reared in sternness and poverty.
REPERTORY OF THE COMEDIE HUMAINE, COMPLETE, A -- ZANATOLE CERFBERR AND JULES FRANOIS CHRISTOPHE
Calvin gave birth, by the sternness of his doctrines and his executions, to that form of hypocritical sentiment called "cant."
CATHERINE DE' MEDICIHONORE DE BALZAC
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WORDS RELATED TO STERNNESS

  • acerbity
  • asperity
  • astringence
  • coldness
  • exactingness
  • exactness
  • formality
  • formalness
  • gravity
  • grimness
  • hardness
  • harshness
  • inclemency
  • inflexibility
  • obduracy
  • rigidity
  • rigor
  • seriousness
  • solemnity
  • sternness
  • stiffness
  • strictness
  • stringency
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