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English definition of “mere”


adjective [always before noun]     /mɪər/
B2 used to emphasize that something is not large or important : It costs a mere twenty dollars . The mere thought of (= Just thinking about) eating octopus makes me feel sick .Of little or less importanceMerely and barelyAlmost
the merest used to emphasize that something is small , often when it has an important effect : She's upset by the merest hint of criticism .Of little or less importanceSmallExtremely smallSmall in number and quantity
(Definition of mere adjective from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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