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Meaning of “mere” - Learner’s Dictionary

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
Translations of “mere”
in Arabic مُجرّد…
in Korean 단순한…
in Malaysian cuma…
in French simple…
in Turkish sadece, ancak, yalnız…
in Italian semplice…
in Chinese (Traditional) 只不過的,僅僅的…
in Russian всего лишь, один/одна/одно только…
in Polish sam…
in Vietnamese chỉ là…
in Spanish simple, mero…
in Portuguese mero, simples, não mais do que…
in Thai เพียงเท่านั้น…
in German bloß, rein…
in Catalan mer, simple…
in Japanese たった(少ないことを強調する)…
in Indonesian hanya…
in Chinese (Simplified) 只不过的,仅仅的…
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