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merely

mere·ly

merely

 
 
pronunciation:
mir li
part of speech: adverb
definition: only; simply; nothing more than.
He's merely a child, and he won't understand these adult matters.I merely wanted your opinion; I'm not asking for your advice.The student's knowledge of Blake's poetry was merely superficial.
synonyms:
only
similar words:
just, purely