What are some alternative words for sheer?

Synonyms for sheer
ʃɪər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

    Antonyms:
    impure, uncomplete, thick, gradual, incomplete

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

    not mixed with extraneous elements

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

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    thick, incomplete, gradual, uncomplete, impure

  3. 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:
    rank(a), transparent, sheer(a), absolute, cobwebby, vapourous, plain, diaphanous, right-down, see-through, vaporous, gossamer, filmy, bluff, bold, unmingled, gauze-like, unmixed, downright, gauzy, out-and-out(a)

    Antonyms:
    incomplete, gradual, thick, impure, uncomplete

  4. 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"

    Synonyms:
    gauzy, vaporific, miasmic, vapourish, crystalline, cobwebby, unmixed, downright, vapourous, right-down, pellucid, out-and-out(a), absolute, vaporous, see-through, unmingled, vaporish, ethereal, rank(a), limpid, bluff, sheer(a), diaphanous, miasmal, gossamer, plain, bold, filmy, crystal clear, lucid, gauze-like, vapourific, guileless, transparent

    Antonyms:
    gradual, uncomplete, incomplete, impure, thick

  5. 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:
    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

    Antonyms:
    gradual, incomplete, uncomplete, impure, thick

  6. sheer(adverb)

    cause to sheer

    "She sheered her car around the obstacle"

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

    Antonyms:
    impure, incomplete, thick, uncomplete, gradual

  7. sheer, perpendicularly(adverb)

    straight up or down without a break

    Synonyms:
    perpendicularly

    Antonyms:
    gradual, thick, uncomplete, incomplete, impure

  8. sheer(adverb)

    directly

    "he fell sheer into the water"

    Synonyms:
    perpendicularly

    Antonyms:
    impure, uncomplete, incomplete, gradual, thick

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:

    pure, mere, simple, clean, purely

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How to use sheer in a sentence?

  1. Varun Jewalikar and Nishant Verma:

    The aim is to compare the vocabulary size of these musicians, some of them have released a lot more songs than the others because of the sheer longevity of their career and how prolific they are.

  2. Arthur Hurd:

    This is all surreal, but what I can say to that young man is that in time I will forgive you, i won't move past this but I will forgive you. But I hope for the rest of your life, however long or short that may be, you stop and play that tape over and over and over again in your head and see the sheer terror and pain you put purely innocent people through. ...

  3. Serena Williams:

    This year was spectacular, for Sports Illustrated to recognize my hard work, dedication and sheer determination with this award gives me hope to continue on and do better.

  4. Phil Davis:

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

  5. Ada Kong:

    Nowadays, most risks from tailing ponds have been brought to the attention of regulatory bodies, yet tailing ponds and dams are ticking bombs due to their sheer volume, and the challenge to local authorities is still significant.


Translations for sheer

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • 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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