Sheer and Thick


Sheer adjective - Very thin and easy to see through.

Thick is an antonym for sheer in topics: fine, utter, abrupt, see-through.

Nearby Words: sheered, sheering


Thick adjective - Not thin; of a specific thickness or of relatively great extent from one surface to the opposite usually in the smallest of the three solid dimensions.
Usage example: thick coating of dust

Sheer is an antonym for thick.

Both words in one sentence

  • Wrestling / The Wyatt Family The commentators seem to like calling Bray "The False Prophet." They've also taken to calling Erick Rowan "Big Red", referring to Rowan's sheer size and thick, red beard.
  • Useful Notes / Stock Dinosaurs (True Dinosaurs) Ornithopods are the most abundant dinosaurs in fossil record; even though they lacked the thick defenses of the ornithischians above mentioned, they made up from that either with speed or sheer bulk.
  • Violent Glaswegian Many of the most brutal acts of sheer psychotic sadism are perpetrated by Black & Tan soldiers with noticeable thick Scottish accents.
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