Textual thesaurus for "sheer"

(adj) absolute, out-and-out, rank, right-down, downright

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

(adj) bluff, bold

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

(adj) plain, unmingled, unmixed

not mixed with extraneous elements

plain water; sheer wine; not an unmixed blessing

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

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

(adv) perpendicularly

straight up or down without a break

(verb) curve, cut, slew, slue, veer, trend, swerve

turn sharply; change direction abruptly

The car cut to the left at the intersection; The motorbike veered to the right