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Synonyms for sheer
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sheer(verb)

    cause to sheer

    "She sheered her car around the obstacle"

    Synonyms:
    lurid, opprobrious, inglorious, shameful, shocking, scandalous, disgraceful, black, ignominious

    Antonyms:
    unsensational, moral

  2. 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"

    Synonyms:
    single cream, light cream, coffee cream

  3. absolute, downright, out-and-out, rank, right-down, sheer(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"

    Synonyms:
    summer solstice, midsummer

    Antonyms:
    winter solstice

  4. 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"

    Synonyms:
    knob, thickening, inspissation, thickener, node

  5. plain, sheer, unmingled, unmixed(adj)

    not mixed with extraneous elements

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

    Synonyms:
    unashamedly, shamelessly, barefacedly

    Antonyms:
    ashamedly

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

    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"

  7. sheer(adverb)

    directly

    "he fell sheer into the water"

  8. sheer, perpendicularly(adverb)

    straight up or down without a break

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. sheer

    That is pure which is free from mixture or contact with anything that weakens, impairs, or pollutes. Material substances are called pure in the strict sense when free from foreign admixture of any kind; as, pure oxygen; the word is often used to signify free from any defiling or objectionable admixture (the original sense); we speak of water as pure when it is bright, clear, and refreshing, tho it may contain mineral salts in solution; in the medical and chemical sense, only distilled water (aqua pura) is pure. In moral and religious use pure is a strong word, denoting positive excellence of a high order; one is innocent who knows nothing of evil, and has experienced no touch of temptation; one is pure who, with knowledge of evil and exposure to temptation, keeps heart and soul unstained. Virtuous refers primarily to right action; pure to right feeling and motives; as, "Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God," Matt. v, 8. Compare FINE; INNOCENT.

    Synonyms:
    absolute, chaste, classic, classical, clean, clear, continent, genuine, guileless, guiltless, holy, immaculate, incorrupt, innocent, mere, perfect, pure, real, simple, spotless, stainless, true, unadulterated, unblemished, uncorrupted, undefiled, unmingled, unmixed, unpolluted, unspotted, unstained, unsullied, untainted, untarnished, upright, virtuous

    Antonyms:
    adulterated, defiled, dirty, filthy, foul, gross, immodest, impure, indecent, indelicate, lewd, mixed, obscene, polluted, stained, sullied, tainted, tarnished, unchaste, unclean

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. sheer

    Synonyms:
    pure, mere, unmixed, unqualified, unmitigated, absolute, simple, unadulterated

    Antonyms:
    mixed, qualified, adulterated, modified, partial

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. sheer(a.)

    Synonyms:
    pure, unmixed, simple, mere, bare, naked

  2. sheer(a.)

    Synonyms:
    perpendicular

  3. sheer(a.)

    Synonyms:
    mainstay, chief support, main reliance

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. sheer(a)

    Synonyms:
    thin, unadulterated, pure, unmixed, precipitous, abrupt, perpendicular

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "sheer":

    pure, mere, simple, clean, purely

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How to use sheer in a sentence?

  1. Phil Davis:

    It's stop-loss technical selling combined with sheer liquidation by those fearing we'll soon be swimming in oil again.

  2. Jeffrey Halley:

    The China government is concerned about actual or possible monopolistic behavior, and the sheer size of the incumbents, either leading to unfair competition or squeezing out new players and reducing competition.

  3. Kristen Ehresmann:

    I want to be very clear that this outbreak has nothing to do with being Somali. It's just the sheer fact of being unvaccinated.

  4. Patrick Leahy:

    The fact is, when you elect a president, you have to assume a Supreme Court vacancy, he is going to make the nomination, and it would be a sheer dereliction of duty for the Senate not to have a hearing, not to have a vote.

  5. Frank Giustra:

    Other media outlets have insinuated that I influenced the decision by the U.S. to sign a free trade agreement with Colombia, at one point, I was an investor in Pacific Rubiales, a Colombian energy company. I sold my shares in Pacific Rubiales several years before the U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement, which, I will note, was approved by several U.S. agencies and the White House. To theorize that I had anything to do with that is sheer conjecture.

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Translations for sheer

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  • senkrecht, steil, pur, schier, bloß, rein, vertikal, durchsichtig, hauchdünn, transparentGerman
  • vertical, escarpado, acantilado, puro, transparente, muy delgado, finoSpanish
  • محضPersian
  • pystysuora, silkka, suora, äkkijyrkkä, puhdas, seitinohut, ohut, pelkkä, harsomainenFinnish
  • reinurFaroese
  • pur, transparent, verticalFrench
  • croghManx
  • निराHindi
  • puszta, teljes, merő, áttetsző, vékony, könnyűHungarian
  • טָהוֹרHebrew
  • 純粋, 透明Japanese
  • abruptumLatin
  • moteMāori
  • bratt, rett, ren, vertikal, ublandet, gjennomskinneligNorwegian
  • steil, klinkklaar, puur, recht, klaar, flinterdunDutch
  • ublanda, reinNorwegian Nynorsk
  • urwisty, przezroczysty, czystyPolish
  • direto, puro, fino, puraPortuguese
  • sadeaRomanian
  • настоя́щий, су́щий, чи́стый, вертика́льный, прозра́чный, отве́сный, отвесноRussian
  • proziran, прозиранSerbo-Croatian
  • čistý, číry, priesvitnýSlovak
  • சுத்தTamil
  • saf, inceTurkish

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