adjective, sheer·er, sheer·est.
Origin of sheer1
SYNONYMS FOR sheer
ANTONYMS FOR sheer
Related formssheer·ly, adverbsheer·ness, noun
Can be confusedshear sheer
Examples from the Web for sheerest
Ms. Alexander is carrying this heavy mantle as if it were made of sheerest pashmina.
It was only the sheerest good fortune which gave her the opportunity of utilizing it so soon.Prudence of the Parsonage|Ethel Hueston
It was the sheerest bit of good luck that he had managed to get through.The Worlds Greatest Books|Arthur Mee, J. A. Hammerton, Eds.
The old stereotyped “toy” describes her; for toy she was, the sheerest splinter of a plaything in the grip of the elements.The Mutiny of the Elsinore|Jack London
And as they stood there, locked together in sheerest ecstasy, Theodora Blake began openly and unashamedly to cry.Masters of Space|Edward Elmer Smith
All this is the sheerest assumption without the slightest foundation.A History of The Inquisition of The Middle Ages; volume III|Henry Charles Lea