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Synonyms for mere
mɪərmere

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. mere

    That is pure which is free from mixture or contact with anything that weakens, impairs, or pollutes. Material substances are called pure in the strict sense when free from foreign admixture of any kind; as, pure oxygen; the word is often used to signify free from any defiling or objectionable admixture (the original sense); we speak of water as pure when it is bright, clear, and refreshing, tho it may contain mineral salts in solution; in the medical and chemical sense, only distilled water (aqua pura) is pure. In moral and religious use pure is a strong word, denoting positive excellence of a high order; one is innocent who knows nothing of evil, and has experienced no touch of temptation; one is pure who, with knowledge of evil and exposure to temptation, keeps heart and soul unstained. Virtuous refers primarily to right action; pure to right feeling and motives; as, "Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God," Matt. v, 8. Compare FINE; INNOCENT.

    Synonyms:
    absolute, chaste, classic, classical, clean, clear, continent, genuine, guileless, guiltless, holy, immaculate, incorrupt, innocent, perfect, pure, real, sheer, simple, spotless, stainless, true, unadulterated, unblemished, uncorrupted, undefiled, unmingled, unmixed, unpolluted, unspotted, unstained, unsullied, untainted, untarnished, upright, virtuous

    Antonyms:
    adulterated, defiled, dirty, filthy, foul, gross, immodest, impure, indecent, indelicate, lewd, mixed, obscene, polluted, stained, sullied, tainted, tarnished, unchaste, unclean

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. mere

    Synonyms:
    pure, unmixed, absolute, uninfluenced, unadulterated, unaffected, simple

    Antonyms:
    mixed, compound, impure, biased

Princeton's WordNet

  1. mereadjective

    a small pond of standing water

    Antonyms:
    fancy, unspecified

  2. mere(a)adjective

    being nothing more than specified

    "a mere child"

    Antonyms:
    unspecified, fancy

  3. bare(a), mere(a), simple(a)adjective

    apart from anything else; without additions or modifications

    "only the bare facts"; "shocked by the mere idea"; "the simple passage of time was enough"; "the simple truth"

    Antonyms:
    unspecified, fancy

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. mereadjective

    Synonyms:
    bare, simple, nothing else but

  2. merenoun

    Synonyms:
    pool, lake

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How to use mere in a sentence?

  1. Andrew Lapin of NPR:

    It is, in short, more disposable than the mere mortal blockbusters it was designed to outpace, this should defy Marvel Studios mathematics. How can a movie with more stuff than its predecessors be less fun?

  2. Sarah Michelle Gellar:

    Joss Whedon has Joss Whedon own sort of language that’s difficult for us mere mortals to understand, i grew up in New York. We did n’t have Valley girls, and constantly, I ’m asking Joss Whedon ‘ What does this mean ? I ’m not quite sure. ’ There’s a very funny story about [ my audition ] where the first line is ‘ What’s the sitch ? ’ And there I go walking in, and my first [ question was, ] ‘ What does this mean ? ’ No idea it meant situation. Talk about blowing a job instantly.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    Every year when the performance appraisal time of workforce is near, people will hear the abnormal hike of many products' price ; so dear employees, all salary increments are an eyewash mere.

  4. Felix Frankfurter:

    Fragile as reason is and limited as law is as the institutionalised medium of reason, that's all we have between us and the tyranny of mere will and the cruelty of unbridled, undisciplined feelings.

  5. Giuseppe Mazzini:

    A Country is not a mere territory; the particular territory is only its foundation. The Country is the idea which rises upon that foundation; it is the sentiment of love, the sense of fellowship which binds together all the sons of that territory.

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