merely


merely

adverb

  1. only as specified and nothing more; simply: merely a matter of form.
  2. Obsolete.
    1. without admixture; purely.
    2. altogether; entirely.

adverb

  1. only; nothing more than

adv.mid-15c., “entirely, purely,” from mere (adj.) + -ly (2). Meaning “and nothing more” is from 1580s.

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