EN[ˈmɪəli] [ˈmɪɹli]

    Definition of merely in English Dictionary

  • AdverbPREmer-SUF-ly
    1. OBS Wholly, entirely.
      1. (focus) Without any other reason etc.; only, just, and nothing more.
      2. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • To this minute account we might perhaps merely answer with laconic gravity, "Suppose," for on this magic duosyllable does the whole tale of gorgeous fortune and unprecedented gullibility depend.
          • This was a sight check, to see if he looked like some dustout or merely sounded like one.
          • But maybe the uneventfulness was merely par for the course.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Adverbs
          • Uncomparable adverbs
          • Morphemes
            • Suffixes
              • Words by suffix
                • Words suffixed with -ly

          Other Vocabulary

          Look-Alike Words
          1. en serely
          2. en metely
          3. en surely
          4. en mercy
          5. en merry
          Source: Wiktionary
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          Meaning of merely for the defined word.

          Grammatically, this word "merely" is an adverb, more specifically, an uncomparable adverb. It's also a morpheme, more specifically, a suffixe.
          Difficultness: Level 1
          Easy     ➨     Difficult
          Definiteness: Level 5
          Definite    ➨     Versatile