sternness

Primary Meanings of sternness

1.
n
uncompromising resolution
2.
n
the quality (as of scenery) being grim and gloomy and forbidding
Full Definitions of sternness
1

n uncompromising resolution

Synonyms:
strictness
Types:
Puritanism
strictness and austerity in conduct and religion
hardness, harshness, inclemency, rigor, rigorousness, rigour, rigourousness, severeness, severity, stiffness
excessive sternness
Type of:
restrictiveness, unpermissiveness
a lack of permissiveness or indulgence and a tendency to confine behavior within certain specified limits
2

n the quality (as of scenery) being grim and gloomy and forbidding

“the sternness of his surroundings made him uncomfortable”
Type of:
asperity, grimness, hardship, rigor, rigorousness, rigour, rigourousness, severeness, severity
something hard to endure

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