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Entry Word: sheer
Function: adjective
Text: 1 very thin and easy to see through <we had to get window shades because passersby could see right through our sheer curtains>
Synonyms filmy, gauzy, gossamer, gossamery, transparent
Related Words clear, limpid, liquid, lucent, pellucid; lucid, translucent; dainty, delicate, flimsy, fragile, frail; colorless, uncolored
Near Antonyms opaque; cloudy, foggy, hazy, misty, murky, smoky (also smokey); drab, dull, lackluster, lusterless
2 having no exceptions or restrictions <survivors of the earthquake told of experiencing sheer terror> -- see ABSOLUTE 2
3 having an incline approaching the perpendicular <the sheer slopes of the ravine> -- see STEEP 1