Definition of 'sheer'
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Spending a penny there is a sheer delight. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Yet the sheer scale of what we are discovering about plastic in the ocean demands a solution. Times, Sunday Times (2014)These heading tapes look marvellous combined with sheer and plain fabrics. Collins Complete Books of Soft Furnishings (1993)Was it just out of sheer cruelty or were badgers a pest then? Times, Sunday Times (2012)Sometimes you pray out of sheer desperation. Christianity Today (2000)We love the sheer joy of this. The Sun (2015)Then there is the sheer height and weight. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It is unlikely to have been sheer coincidence. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The sheer volume is so overwhelming that the police cannot get on top of it. The Sun (2014)That is not because there will be a coup against him but just through sheer boredom. Times, Sunday Times (2015)You are literally peering over the sheer drop. The Sun (2011)Visitors walk along corridors above it as if hoisted by sheer sweetness and light. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Those in the infrastructure industry say that the sheer size of the city makes planning difficult. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Her sheer delight at having reached the end of the song without mishap was contagious. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Through the sheer force of his will he had succeeded. The Broken God (1993)There was just a sheer determination to carry on. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It was a gesture of sheer desperation. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Then we lie without a care on its remote pebble beach at the foot of a sheer rock face. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Reaching the nests often involves abseiling down sheer cliff faces and only one egg may be taken from each clutch. The Sun (2014)Sheer tights are becoming a viable option on summer days that aren't very summery. Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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Translations for 'sheer'
British English: sheer /ʃɪə/ ADJECTIVE
You can use sheer to emphasize that a state or situation is complete and does not involve anything else.
...acts of sheer desperation.
- American English: sheer
- Arabic: مُجَرَّد
- Brazilian Portuguese: completo
- Chinese: 全然的
- Croatian: potpun
- Czech: absolutní
- Danish: ren
- Dutch: doorzichtig
- European Spanish: puro mero
- Finnish: pelkkä
- French: pur
- German: rein
- Greek: αμιγής
- Italian: puro
- Japanese: 全くの
- Korean: 완전한
- Norwegian: ren absolutt
- Polish: czysty
- European Portuguese: completo
- Romanian: pur
- Russian: абсолютный
- Spanish: puro
- Swedish: skir
- Thai: เต็มที่
- Turkish: tam
- Ukrainian: справжній
- Vietnamese: hoàn toàn
Definition of sheer from the Collins English Dictionary
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