1. merely

adverb. ['ˈmɪrli'] and nothing more.


  • but
  • just
  • simply


  • inclusive
  • inequity
  • unfairness
  • partial


  • -ly (English)
  • -lice (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • mere (English)
  • meer (Anglo-Norman)

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Rhymes with Merely

  • cavalierly
  • sincerely
  • severely
  • austerely
  • clearly
  • yearly
  • nearly
  • myrlie
  • dearly
  • bierly
  • bierley

How do you pronounce merely?

Pronounce merely as ˈmɪrli.

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How do you spell merely? Is it mearly ?

A common misspelling of merely is mearly

Sentences with merely

1. Adverb
He may lose interest in drinking as well, and merely stand around his food or water dish.

Quotes about merely

1. Humor is merely tragedy standing on its head with its pants torn.
- Irvin S. Cobb

2. You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.
- Woodrow Wilson

3. Little progress can be made by merely attempting to repress what is evil. Our great hope lies in developing what is good.
- Calvin Coolidge