WordReference English-Italiano Dictionary © 2014:

Principal Translations/Traduzioni principali
sheer adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (utter)assoluto, completo, vero e proprio agg
  bell'e buono, puro e semplice agg
 That idea is sheer genius!
 Quell'idea è genio assoluto!
sheer adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (pure)grande agg
 The children squealed with sheer joy at being sprayed with water.
 I bambini gridarono con grande gioia quando sono stati bagnati con l'acqua.
sheer adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (only, just) (alcolici)liscio agg
  puro agg
 The sheer number of applicants for this job shows how serious a problem we have with unemployment.
sheer adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (fabric: fine, thin)trasparente, velato agg
  vedo-non-vedo agg invar
sheer adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (cliff: steep, vertical)a strapiombo, a picco loc agg
 
Additional Translations
sheer advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (vertically)a strapiombo, a picco loc agg
 The grey cliffs rise sheer from the blue water to a height of about a thousand feet.
 Le scogliere grigie si alzano a picco sull'acqua azzurra per un'altezza di circa trecento metri.
sheer advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (completely)completamente, totalmente avv
 A few minutes later they flew sheer into a thick bank of clouds and were nearly lost.
 Pochi minuti dopo entrarono con l'aereo completamente in un banco di nubi e rischiarono di perdersi.
sheer viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (nautical: change course) (marineria)allargare, deviare vi
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WordReference English-Italiano Dictionary © 2014:

Compound Forms/Forme composte
fall sheer cadere a strapiombo vi
sheer stockings calze (da donna)
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