Adjective Definition

sheer

1.Definition: complete and without restriction or qualification; sometimes used informally as intensifiers

"Got the job through sheer persistence", "Sheer stupidity"

Related Adjective(s):absolute, downright, rank


2.Definition: not mixed with extraneous elements

"Sheer wine"

Related Adjective(s):plain, unmingled, unmixed


3.Definition: so thin as to transmit light

"Sheer silk stockings"

Related Adjective(s):cobwebby, diaphanous, filmy, gauzy, gossamer, transparent, vaporous, vapourous


4.Definition: very steep; having a prominent and almost vertical front

"A sheer descent of rock"

Related Adjective(s):bluff, bold




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