Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Sheer"

The meaning of "Sheer" in various phrases and sentences

Q: O que significa The sheer variety of ice cream flavours available is impressive.?
A: It means that it is very impressive that there are so many ice cream flavour options to choose from

sheer” in this case is used to emphasise the large amount of something

The sheer number of people on this ship is incredible
Q: O que significa sheer?
A: First, "purple" is a typo. I meant "pura ou puro".

It was a sheer act of will.
Q: O que significa From the sheer number of ideas they produced to the perceived novelty of the ideas (as assessed by independent judges), the multitaskers performed better.?
A: Perceived is a verb similar to believed in this case. The word perceive is complex. It includes seeing or hearing something and an opinion or belief about what they saw or heard. The noun version of the word is perception and someone's perception is not always a fact.

Novelty means how unique an something is or no ordinary. In this case ideas are being referred to.

Together, this means that the ideas the multitaskers had were unique and different.
Q: O que significa The sheer amount of skill he displayed had taken everyone by shock.?
A: The perfect skill he demonstrated was amazingly shocking for everyone.
Q: O que significa sheer?
A: Sheer in that context is used to emphasis the number of characters.
You could also use it to say things like “sheer delight” which means complete delight. Basically it’s used to show that there is so much of something - for emphasis.
A few examples:
“I couldn’t believe the sheer amount of food she’d made”
“I felt nothing but sheer joy”
“The sheer number of competitors was astounding”

Example sentences using "Sheer"

Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com sheer.
A: - It was sheer coincidence I missed her.
- In front of them, loomed a sheer cliff, seemingly impossible to climb.
- She wore a scarlet dress with a sheer silk scarf.
Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com sheer.
A: The things that come out of that man’s mouth are sheer nonsense.
The state drilled a tunnel through 20 meters of sheer rock.
Her bathing suit is sheer silk. I hope she gets it wet!
Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com sheer.
A: the word sheer can mean clear, completely, and quite, but the most common use for the word is when you are describing someone's trait.

for example:

"The man had sheer confidence and wisdom when he went into battle."

"Nothing could be stronger than using sheer willpower and discipline to get through your long-term challenges."

the word "complete" would not apply as well as sheer does in the context of these example sentences.

Complete is rather used for when something is finished or when everything is included.

"The author has now finished his book. His work is now complete."

"The class full of students is complete."
Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com sheer.
A: Sheer has two meanings: 1. Total, absolute, nothing other than (it emphasizes what you're trying to say). Example - "She ate the cake with sheer delight", "That tv show is filled with sheer nonsense". It sounds kind of poetic, maybe not necessarily a casual way of speaking. 2. A texture of a material that is slightly shiny. Example - "I want sheer curtains in our living room" "I like the shirt she's wearing, the green, sheer one."

Synonyms of "Sheer" and their differences

Q: Qual é a diferença entre sheer e pure e absolute ?
A: They *can* all be used for the same thing.
Sheer can also mean mostly-transparent (but not fully transparent).
Pure can also mean 'of a single material/ingredient, no mixing'.
Absolute can mean the very limits (upper/lower) of a range.

"By sheer luck" - "By pure luck" - "By absolute luck" are all the same meaning.

"The cliff has a sheer face" - vertical cliff
"The mountain snow is pure" - clean snow, no dirt or leaves or stuff on top, pure/only white
"That is the absolute last time I do that" - will never do 'that' again

"She wore a sheer blouse" - a mostly-transparent shirt
"This chocolate is pure (sheer/absolute, too) heaven" - very blissful/happy-making/great chocolate
"You are absolutely right!" - totally correct

"By sheer coincidence, we arrived together" - *only* chance/coincidence made it happen
"Those cheese puffs are pure evil" - either they're very-bad OR very-good, if good, *too* good and you want them all the time, hard to control self
"Absolutely the worst week ever." - they feel its impossible for the week to be any worse
Q: Qual é a diferença entre sheer e pure ?
A: In certain phrases (like "sheer terror" or "pure ignorance") they can be used interchangeably mean the same thing -- complete and total.

But "sheer" can also mean:
- "extremely steep" (as in a "sheer cliff face")
- "of very thin or transparent texture" (as in a "sheer curtain" or "sheer fabric")
- "a large amount" (as in "the sheer number of questions")

"Pure" usually means "not mixed with anything else", but can also mean:
- "clean and not harmful in any way" (as in "pure water" or "pure mountain air")
- "morally good" (as in "a pure heart", "pure intentions")
- "relating to theory and knowledge rather than to the practical uses of something" (as in "pure mathematics")

I hope that helps!
Q: Qual é a diferença entre sheer e pure ?
A: sheer is used to emphasize that something is complete and not mixed with anything
Ex. He's music is sheer delight.

Pure is a substance not mixed with anything.
ex. It was pure gold.
Q: Qual é a diferença entre sheer e pure ?
A: in terms of joy, both can be used, sheer joy and pure joy. But the words have different meanings too. Pure can also mean innocent and sheer can be a partly see-through material (adj)
Q: Qual é a diferença entre sheer e pure ?
A: Interchangeable when used to mean 'total' or 'great'

I drink for the sheer/pure pleasure of it.
My job is sheer/pure boredom.

Pure can also mean very clean and sheer does not work:

The water here is pure and tastes delicious.

This thing is made of pure gold.

Translations of "Sheer"

Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (RU)? Mere sheer dukh raha hai
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Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (RU)? .mera sheer Dard Kar raha hai
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Other questions about "Sheer"

Q: The sheer cliffs and colorful land are ecstatic. soa natural?
A: × The sheer cliffs and colorful land are ecstatic.
✓ The sheer cliffs and colorful land are enthralling.

Ecstatic doesn’t make sense in English here.

I translated ecstatic into Korean and back, and got ‘rapt’ which means ‘completely fascinated by what one is seeing or hearing.’

Enthrall means to ‘capture the fascinated attention of,’ so saying that the landscape is enthralling makes much more sense.
Q: Even the sheer thought of it was having me on the edge of my seat does this sound natural?
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Q: It's a sheer bliss that I could get up afternoon. soa natural?
A: I feel sheer bliss to be able to sleep in until the afternoon.
Q: Por favor, mostra-me como pronunciar sheer.
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