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sheer

adjective [before noun] (COMPLETE)    /ʃɪər/ US  /ʃɪr/
C1 used to emphasize how very great, important, or powerful a quality or feeling is; nothing except: The suggestion is sheer nonsense. His success was due to sheer willpower/determination. It was sheer coincidence that we met.Very and extremeComplete and wholeIntensifying expressions
(Definition of sheer adjective (COMPLETE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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