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"
plain, sheer, unmingled, unmixed(adj)
not mixed with extraneous elements
"plain water"; "sheer wine"; "not an unmixed blessing"
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, sheer, apparent, plain, bold, filmy, gauze-like, unembellished, transparent, unmistakable
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"
rank(a), transparent, sheer(a), absolute, cobwebby, vapourous, plain, diaphanous, right-down, sheer, see-through, vaporous, gossamer, filmy, bluff, bold, unmingled, gauze-like, unmixed, downright, gauzy, out-and-out(a)
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"
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, sheer, miasmal, gossamer, plain, bold, filmy, crystal clear, lucid, gauze-like, vapourific, guileless, transparent
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"
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, sheer, make out, geld, slew, disregard, tailor, cut off, turn out, snub, slue, slide, issue, cut back, abbreviate, trend, curl, slip, skid
cause to sheer
"She sheered her car around the obstacle"
straight up or down without a break
"he fell sheer into the water"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
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
Dictionary of English Synonymes
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
- pystysuora, silkka, suora, äkkijyrkkä, puhdas, seitinohut, ohut, pelkkä, harsomainenFinnish
- pur, transparent, verticalFrench
- puszta, teljes, merő, áttetsző, vékony, könnyűHungarian
- 純粋, 透明Japanese
- bratt, rett, ren, vertikal, ublandet, gjennomskinneligNorwegian
- steil, klinkklaar, puur, recht, klaar, flinterdunDutch
- ublanda, reinNorwegian Nynorsk
- urwisty, przezroczysty, czystyPolish
- direto, puro, fino, puraPortuguese
- настоя́щий, су́щий, чи́стый, вертика́льный, прозра́чный, отве́сный, отвесноRussian
- proziran, прозиранSerbo-Croatian
- čistý, číry, priesvitnýSlovak
- saf, inceTurkish
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