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Correct spelling:
sheer
Definition:
Perpendicular; straight up and down.

Synonyms:

adjective
abrupt, steep
arduous, erect, headlong, perpendicular, precipitate, precipitous, upright, Sideling.
absolute
entire, infinite, freest, no fine print, no holds barred, altogether, crashing, quite, utter, no catch, no ifs ands or buts, no joke, no strings attached, straight out.
extreme
egregious, extreme, stern, overkill, out of proportion, extra ordinary.
lacy
frilly, lacelike, Meshy.
light
frothy, lithe, lightest, unheavy, featherweight, light-footed, sylphlike, weightless, Floatable, Gossamery, Imponderous, tissuelike.
mere
unadorned, pure and simple, unmixed.
naked
matter of fact, unexaggerated.
perfect
perfect, unalloyed, Choate.
pure
undiluted.
rank
out-standing.
see-through, thin
airy, chiffon, clear, cobwebby, delicate, diaphanous, filmy, fine, flimsy, fragile, gauzy, gossamer, lacy, limpid, lucid, pellucid, slight, smooth, soft, tiffany, translucent, transparent.
simple
folksy, unblended, uncombined, uncomplicated, inelaborate, uncompounded, undecorated, unelaborate, unfussy, not complex, open and shut.
straight
rectilinear, in a row, in a line, collinear, in line, lineal, linear, rectilineal, unbent, uncurled, undeviating, undistorted, like an arrow, non-stop.
transparent
lacy, cellophane, hyaline, crystal-clear, see-through.
utter, absolute
altogether, arrant, blasted, blessed, complete, confounded, downright, gross, infernal, out-and-out, outright, perfect, pure, quite, rank, simple, single, thoroughgoing, total, unadulterated, unalloyed, undiluted, unmitigated, unmixed, unqualified.
vertical
erect, longitudinal, perpendicular, steep, up and down, upright, vertical, plumb, bolt upright, up-and-down.
adverb
all
sheer.
noun
abrupt
abrupt, precipitous.
sheer
absolute, bluff, bold, cobwebby, complete, curve, cut, diaphanous, downright, filmy, gauzy, gossamer, out-and-out, perpendicularly, plain, pure, rank, right-down, slew, slue, steep, swerve, thin, transparent, trend, unmingled, unmixed, vaporous, veer, see through.
thin
delicate, fine, flimsy, fragile, slight, smooth, soft, translucent.
verb
motion
sheer.
Examples of usage:
  1. Then, taking courage, I ventured to assure her that I fell out with Lord Carford in sheer ignorance that he was a friend of her family, and would have borne anything at his hands had I known it. – Simon Dale by Anthony Hope
  2. They prepared themselves for a half- hour of sheer fun. – The Head Girl at the Gables by Angela Brazil
  3. You have worked black magic, and it will fail out of sheer necessity. – The Blue Germ by Martin Swayne
  4. Yet all this was sheer happiness! – The Song of Songs by Hermann Sudermann
  5. They had begun it from sheer necessity and love of justice, for their lords oppressed instead of defending them; but before long they proceeded to the most hateful and criminal deeds. – A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times Volume II. of VI. by Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot

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