Merely meaning

mîr'lē
And nothing else or more; only.

Their simultaneous arrival at the party was merely a coincidence.

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Merely is defined as nothing more or only.

An example of merely is just a little bit of exercise.

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No more than; and nothing else; only.
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Absolutely; altogether.
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(focus) Without any other reason etc.; only, just, and nothing more. [from 16th c.]
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Origin of merely

  • From mere +"Ž -ly.
    From Wiktionary