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What is another word for sheer?

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Adjective
So steep as to be almost vertical
“That tour became the stuff of legends when the guide walked us out the other end and stopped before a sheer cliff wall.”
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To an absolute degree
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“The larger mystery is the sheer audacity of his imagination.”
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Real or genuine, in accordance with the truth, facts or standards
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“The sheer truth of the matter is that many institutions are not operated and managed according to the most enlightened professional practice.”
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Very fine, thin or flimsy in structure or material
“The material used is organza, a thin, sheer and fine fabric that conjures up a sense of transparency, space, and the esoteric.”
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Transparent or see-through, or made of such material
“These little white veils were small pieces of linen, very sheer and transparent.”
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Conspicuously or obviously bad, wrong or offensive
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Conclusive or definitive
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Made of lace or decorated with it
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Barely perceptible to the senses
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Denotes a sudden or dramatic change
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Spoken or presented in a manner that is frank and honest
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Interfering or meddling in the affairs of others
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Erect or standing, or rising, up
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Very severe or serious
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Dim or bleary, especially from being obscured by vapor
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To deviate from one's course or direction
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“River users say that the measures do not address the real problem of the bridge itself and claim fully laden petrol barges could sheer off mudbanks close by and plow into it.”
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To avoid or move away from something (unpleasant)
“It seemed to me that he was happy enough to touch on it lightly and sheer away from the thought of the worries he had had for her when she had been only seventeen.”
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To be in, or move into, a sloping position
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