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Meanings for sheer

of transparently thin quality, usually of fabric

absolute, downright, out-and-out(a), rank(a), right-down, sheer(a)(adj)

complete and without restriction or qualification; sometimes used informally as intensifiers

"absolute freedom"; "an absolute dimwit"; "a downright lie"; "out-and-out mayhem"; "an out-and-out lie"; "a rank outsider"; "many right-down vices"; "got the job through sheer persistence"; "sheer stupidity"

plain, sheer, unmingled, unmixed(adj)

not mixed with extraneous elements

"plain water"; "sheer wine"; "not an unmixed blessing"

bluff, bold, sheer(adj)

very steep; having a prominent and almost vertical front

"a bluff headland"; "where the bold chalk cliffs of England rise"; "a sheer descent of rock"

diaphanous, filmy, gauzy, gauze-like, gossamer, see-through, sheer, transparent, vaporous, vapourous, cobwebby(verb)

so thin as to transmit light

"a hat with a diaphanous veil"; "filmy wings of a moth"; "gauzy clouds of dandelion down"; "gossamer cobwebs"; "sheer silk stockings"; "transparent chiffon"; "vaporous silks"

swerve, sheer, curve, trend, veer, slue, slew, cut(verb)

turn sharply; change direction abruptly

"The car cut to the left at the intersection"; "The motorbike veered to the right"

sheer(adverb)

cause to sheer

"She sheered her car around the obstacle"

sheer, perpendicularly(adverb)

straight up or down without a break

sheer(adverb)

directly

"he fell sheer into the water"

to change one's course or direction

the cruise ship sheered to the northwest, putting it safely out of the path of the hurricane

to depart abruptly from a straight line or course

the car sheered to avoid hitting the dog

very thin and easy to see through

we had to get window shades because passersby could see right through our sheer curtains

having no exceptions or restrictions

survivors of the earthquake told of experiencing sheer terror

having an incline approaching the perpendicular

the sheer slopes of the ravine

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Example Sentences of sheer

It was sheer coincidence that Mary and I were on the same train.

She accomplished the task through sheer will.

Leaving the children alone was sheer thoughtlessness.

It is a sheer waste of time.

A calamity was avoided by sheer luck.

We survived by sheer luck.

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Synonyms for sheer

evident bare spare gauzy downright unpatterned uncompounded cobwebby unmixed unornamented vapourous right down out and out(a) manifest patent absolute vaporous homely see through unmingled unvarnished rank(a) gossamer bluff sheer(a) diaphanous apparent plain bold filmy gauze like unembellished transparent unmistakable vaporific miasmic vapourish crystalline pellucid vaporish ethereal limpid miasmal crystal clear lucid vapourific guileless foreshorten veer bring down wind turn off edit out arch twist hack trim down write out prune thin kink cut rationalize trim back trim ignore swerve shorten crook edit thin out cut down skip abridge reduce rationalise arc contract burn dilute curve switch off make out geld slew disregard tailor cut off turn out snub slue slide issue cut back abbreviate trend curl slip skid perpendicularly chaste classic classical clean clear continent genuine guiltless holy immaculate incorrupt innocent mere perfect pure real simple spotless stainless true unadulterated unblemished uncorrupted undefiled unpolluted unspotted unstained unsullied untainted untarnished upright virtuous unqualified unmitigated naked perpendicular mainstay chief support main reliance purely detour deviate diverge swing turn wheel break yaw zag zig gauzelike gossamery all out arrant blank blooming bodacious categorical categoric complete consummate cotton picking crashing damn damned dead deadly definite dreadful fair flat flat out out and out outright plumb profound rank regular stark stone straight out thorough thoroughgoing total unalloyed unconditional utter very abrupt precipitous steep

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Antonyms for sheer

straighten easy

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Sheer in different languages

  • senkrecht steil pur schier bloß rein vertikal durchsichtig hauchdünn transparent German
  • vertical escarpado acantilado puro transparente muy delgado fino Spanish
  • محض Persian
  • pystysuora silkka suora äkkijyrkkä puhdas seitinohut ohut pelkkä harsomainen Finnish
  • reinurFaeroese
  • pur transparent vertical French
  • croghManx
  • puszta teljes merő áttetsző vékony könnyű Hungarian
  • טָהוֹרformer Hebrew
  • 純粋, 透明Japanese
  • abruptum Latin
  • moteMaori
  • bratt, rett, ren, vertikal, ublandet, gjennomskinnelig
  • steil klinkklaar puur recht klaar flinterdun Dutch
  • ublanda, rein
  • urwisty przezroczysty czysty Polish
  • direto puro fino pura Portuguese
  • sadea Romanian
  • настоя́щий су́щий чи́стый вертика́льный прозра́чный отве́сный отвесно Russian
  • proziran, прозиранSerbo
  • čistý číry priesvitný Slovak
  • சுத்த Tamil
  • saf ince Turkish

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