Synonyms of sheer in English:



  • 1 he whistled at the sheer audacity of the plan
    plain, simple, mere
    British informal proper
    Australian/New Zealand informal fair
    archaic arrant
    rare right-down
  • 2 there was a terrifying sheer drop to the sea
    [Antonyms] gradual
  • 3 a dress of sheer white silk chiffon
    diaphanous, gauzy, filmy, floaty, very thin, translucent, transparent, see-through, gossamer, gossamer-like, chiffony, insubstantial, ultra-fine, fine
    [Antonyms] thick, heavy
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    Synonyms of sheer in English:



  • 1 the boat sheered off to beach further along the coast
    swerve, swing, veer, slew, skew, change course, drift, yaw
    [Antonyms] stay on course
  • 2 her mind sheered away from images she didn't want to dwell on
    refuse to contemplate, avoid, evade
    [Antonyms] face up to
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