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Meaning of word sheer from English dictionary with examples, synonyms and antonyms.

sheer (verb)

Meaning : Turn sharply. Change direction abruptly.

Example : The car cut to the left at the intersection.
The motorbike veered to the right.

Synonyms : curve, cut, slew, slue, swerve, trend, veer

Meaning : Cause to sheer.

Example : She sheered her car around the obstacle.

sheer (adverb)

Meaning : Straight up or down without a break.

Synonyms : perpendicularly

Meaning : Directly.

Example : He fell sheer into the water.

sheer (adjective)

Meaning : Complete and without restriction or qualification. Sometimes used informally as intensifiers.

Example : 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.

Synonyms : absolute, downright, out-and-out, rank, right-down

Meaning : Not mixed with extraneous elements.

Example : Plain water.
Sheer wine.
Not an unmixed blessing.

Synonyms : plain, unmingled, unmixed

Meaning : Very steep. Having a prominent and almost vertical front.

Example : A bluff headland.
Where the bold chalk cliffs of England rise.
A sheer descent of rock.

Synonyms : bluff, bold

Meaning : So thin as to transmit light.

Example : 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.

Synonyms : cobwebby, diaphanous, filmy, gauze-like, gauzy, gossamer, see-through, transparent, vaporous, vapourous