Stern

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Authority EmphasisPlay
Used to emphasize the strictness or control an authority figure must convey in certain situations. SlideThe judge gave the defendant a stern warning about the consequences of another offense.
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Not Necessarily AngryPlay
'Stern' often suggests seriousness without anger; conveying disapproval or firmness. SlideDespite her stern expression, she was not actually upset, just focused.
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Emotional ControlPlay
Shows someone maintaining composure and not showing softer emotions. SlideThe stern-faced leader did not celebrate the victory but remained composed.