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sheer

verb

1 sheer

Turn sharply; change direction abruptly.

synonyms: curve, cut, slew, slue, swerve, trend, veer.

Dutch: afzwenken, evolueren, regelen, uitzwenken, zwaaien, zwenken, zwerven



2 sheer

Cause to sheer.

adjective

1 sheer

Complete and without restriction or qualification; sometimes used informally as intensifiers:
— Got the job through sheer persistence.
— Sheer stupidity.

synonyms: absolute, downright, out-and-out, rank, right-down.

Roget 32: small, little; diminutive etc. (small in size) 193; minute; fine; inconsiderable, paltry etc. (unimportant) 643; faint ... show more

Roget 52: complete, entire; whole etc. 50; perfect etc. 650; full, good, absolute, thorough, plenary; solid, ... show more

2 sheer

Not mixed with extraneous elements:
— Sheer wine.

synonyms: plain, unmingled, unmixed.

Roget 42: simple, uniform, of a piece [Fr.], homogeneous, single, pure, sheer, neat.    unmixed, unmingled, unblended, uncombined, uncompounded; ... show more

3 sheer

Very steep; having a prominent and almost vertical front:
— A sheer descent of rock.

synonyms: bluff, bold.

4 sheer

So thin as to transmit light:
— Sheer silk stockings.

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

Polish: przeźroczysty, prześwitujący, przezroczysty

adverb

1 sheer

Straight up or down without a break.

synonym: perpendicularly.

2 sheer

Directly.


Moby thesaurus: aberrancy, aberration, about ship, abrupt, absolute, absolutely, airy, all-embracing, all-encompassing, all-out, all-pervading, angle, angle off, aplomb, arduous, arrant, at right angles, avert, back and fill, bare ... show more.

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