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1. sheer

adjective. ['ˈʃɪr'] complete and without restriction or qualification; sometimes used informally as intensifiers.

Synonyms

  • rank
  • absolute
  • complete
  • downright
  • right-down

Antonyms

  • solid
  • liquid
  • clear
  • opaque

Etymology

  • skírr (Old Norse)

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Rhymes with Sheer

  • conventioneer
  • bioengineer
  • reengineer
  • pamphleteer
  • electioneer
  • charpentier
  • volunteer
  • rensselaer
  • profiteer
  • mutineer
  • marketeer
  • lagardere
  • insincere
  • imagineer
  • gondolier
  • financiere
  • financier
  • crochetiere
  • commandeer
  • chandelier
  • brigadier
  • brigadeer
  • bombardier
  • belvedere
  • bandolier
  • wagoneer
  • summiteer
  • st_cyr
  • souvenir
  • racketeer

How do you pronounce sheer?

Pronounce sheer as ʃɪr.

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Sentences with sheer


1. Noun, singular or mass
The first thing you notice about the mic is its sheer size.

Quotes about sheer


1. This is part of the involuntary bargain we make with the world just by being alive. We get to experiences the splendor of nature, the beauty of art, the balm of love and the sheer joy of existence, always with the knowledge that illness, injury, natural disaster, or pure evil can end it in an instant for ourselves or someone we love.
- Jeff Greenfield

2. Festivals are fun for kids, fun for parents and offer a welcome break from the stresses of the nuclear family. The sheer quantities of people make life easier: loads of adults for the adults to talk to and loads of kids for the kids to play with.
- Tom Hodgkinson

3. Automobiles have always been part of my life, and I'm sure they always will be. What is it about them that moves me? The sound of a great engine, the unity and uniqueness of an automobile's engineering and coachwork, the history of the company and the car, and, of course, the sheer beauty of the thing.
- Edward Herrmann

2. sheer

adjective. ['ˈʃɪr'] not mixed with extraneous elements.

Synonyms

  • unmixed
  • plain
  • pure

Antonyms

  • endomorphic
  • fat
  • mesomorphic
  • wide

Etymology

  • skírr (Old Norse)

3. sheer

verb. ['ˈʃɪr'] turn sharply; change direction abruptly.

Synonyms

  • slue
  • cut
  • trend
  • slew
  • yaw
  • peel off
  • curve
  • turn
  • swerve

Antonyms

  • deflate
  • increase
  • lengthen
  • expand

Etymology

  • skírr (Old Norse)

4. sheer

adjective. ['ˈʃɪr'] very steep; having a prominent and almost vertical front.

Synonyms

  • bold
  • steep

Antonyms

  • crooked
  • unobvious
  • rugged

Etymology

  • skírr (Old Norse)

5. sheer

verb. ['ˈʃɪr'] cause to sheer.

Synonyms

  • point
  • channelise
  • head
  • steer
  • maneuver
  • manoeuver
  • direct
  • channelize
  • guide

Antonyms

  • spirited
  • thickly
  • clean
  • back

Etymology

  • skírr (Old Norse)

6. sheer

adverb. ['ˈʃɪr'] straight up or down without a break.

Antonyms

  • concentrated

Etymology

  • skírr (Old Norse)

7. sheer

adjective. ['ˈʃɪr'] so thin as to transmit light.

Synonyms

  • transparent
  • filmy
  • gossamer
  • thin
  • see-through
  • vaporous
  • gauze-like
  • gauzy
  • cobwebby
  • diaphanous

Antonyms

  • thinness
  • gain
  • thicken
  • significant

Etymology

  • skírr (Old Norse)
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