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Detailed Translations for sheer from English to French


Translation Matrix for sheer:

VerbRelated TranslationsOther Translations
- curve; cut; slew; slue; swerve; trend; veer
AdjectiveRelated TranslationsOther Translations
- absolute; bluff; bold; downright; out-and-out; plain; rank; right-down; unmingled; unmixed
AdverbRelated TranslationsOther Translations
- perpendicularly
OtherRelated TranslationsOther Translations
- downright; pure
ModifierRelated TranslationsOther Translations
franchement blatant; downright; plain; sheer blunt; bold; candid; crude; decent; direct; explicit; fair; forthright; frank; frankly; freely; frontal; genially; genuine; heartfelt; honest; neat; open; openly; outright; outspoken; overt; plain; plain-spoken; proper; respectable; right; sincere; sporting; square; straight; straightforward; true; unabashed; unconcealed; uninhibited; upright; veritable
pur et simple blatant; downright; plain; sheer absolute; downright; straight; utter
simplement blatant; downright; plain; sheer blunt; bluntly; clean; easily; easy; effortless; free; freely; just; light; not dark; not difficult; not hard; readily; simple; simply; unaffected; uncomplicated

Related Words for "sheer":

  • sheerness, sheerer, sheerest

Synonyms for "sheer":

Related Definitions for "sheer":

  1. complete and without restriction or qualification; sometimes used informally as intensifiers1
    • got the job through sheer persistence1
    • sheer stupidity1
  2. very steep; having a prominent and almost vertical front1
    • a sheer descent of rock1
  3. not mixed with extraneous elements1
    • sheer wine1
  4. directly1
    • he fell sheer into the water1
  5. straight up or down without a break1
  6. cause to sheer1
    • She sheered her car around the obstacle1
  7. turn sharply; change direction abruptly1

Wiktionary Translations for sheer:

  1. very thin or transparent
  2. pure; unmixed
    • sheerpur
  3. straight up and down; vertical; perpendicular
  1. géologie|fr géographie|fr S'applique à une côte immédiatement bordée de fonds importants et presque sans estrans.

Cross Translation:
sheer faire une embardée; embarder gierenseemännisch: vom eigentlichen Kurs abtreiben, ausscheren
sheer pur reinausschließlich, voll und ganz
sheer pur schier — rein, von gleichmäßiger Beschaffenheit, ohne Beimengung

Related Translations for sheer