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Dictionary entry overview: What does merely mean?
• MERELY (adverb)
The adverb MERELY has 1 sense:
1. and nothing more
Familiarity information: MERELY used as an adverb is very rare.
Dictionary entry details
|Sense 1||merely [BACK TO TOP]|
And nothing more
I was merely asking / it is simply a matter of time / just a scratch / he was only a child / hopes that last but a moment
mere (apart from anything else; without additions or modifications)
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