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Meaning & Definition of Sheer in English

English

Sheer

/ʃɪr/

verb

1. Turn sharply

  • Change direction abruptly
  • "The car cut to the left at the intersection"
  • "The motorbike veered to the right"
    synonym:
  • swerve
  • ,
  • sheer
  • ,
  • curve
  • ,
  • trend
  • ,
  • veer
  • ,
  • slue
  • ,
  • slew
  • ,
  • cut

2. Cause to sheer

  • "She sheered her car around the obstacle"
    synonym:
  • sheer

adjective

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • absolute
  • ,
  • downright
  • ,
  • out-and-out(a)
  • ,
  • rank(a)
  • ,
  • right-down
  • ,
  • sheer(a)

2. Not mixed with extraneous elements

  • "Plain water"
  • "Sheer wine"
  • "Not an unmixed blessing"
    synonym:
  • plain
  • ,
  • sheer
  • ,
  • unmingled
  • ,
  • unmixed

3. 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"
    synonym:
  • bluff
  • ,
  • bold
  • ,
  • sheer

4. 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"
    synonym:
  • diaphanous
  • ,
  • filmy
  • ,
  • gauzy
  • ,
  • gauze-like
  • ,
  • gossamer
  • ,
  • see-through
  • ,
  • sheer
  • ,
  • transparent
  • ,
  • vaporous
  • ,
  • vapourous
  • ,
  • cobwebby

adverb

1. Straight up or down without a break

    synonym:
  • sheer
  • ,
  • perpendicularly

2. Directly

  • "He fell sheer into the water"
    synonym:
  • sheer

Examples of using

We survived by sheer luck.
It is a sheer waste of time.