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sheer

adjective  /ʃɪr/ us  

sheer adjective (COMPLETE)

[not gradable] not mixed with anything else; pure or complete: Some of those books are sheer magic.

sheer adjective (EXTREME)

[not gradable] (of size or weight) very large: The sheer size of the engine makes it difficult to transport.

sheer adjective (STEEP)

rising almost straight up or down; very steep: She hauled herself up the sheer slope of the mountain.
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