stern (adj.) 1
cruel, malevolent, harsh
3H6 I.i.239 [Queen to King] Stern Falconbridge commands the narrow seas
3H6 II.i.103 [Edward to Warwick, of York] Is by the stern Lord Clifford done to death
E3 II.i.422 [Countess to Warwick] No marvel though the lep'rous infant die, / When the stern dame envenometh the dug

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