Today’s Word: sheer

January 10, 2018    =========

☆  sheer  完全な


Have you heard this word before? It is not used that often, but it means total, absolute, complete, and pure. It is used to emphasize that a state or situation is complete, and does not involve anything else. You will usually hear it in this kind of way:

sheer determination (nothing but determination)
sheer chance (it happened purely by chance)
sheer desperation (when someone takes desperate action, they feel they have no other choice)
sheer delight (just simply delightful)

In other words, it is used to emphasize words where that is all that is involved. Can you use sheer in a sentence?