Definition of mere :
1. A boundary.
2. A mare.
3. A pool or lake.
4. Only this, and nothing else; such, and no more; simple; bare; as, a mere boy; a mere form.
5. To divide, limit, or bound.
6. Unmixed; pure; entire; absolute; unqualified.
stainless, unadulterated, unmixed, classic, untainted, holy, pure, lake, unpolluted, upright, absolute, slight, tank, include, very, specific, guileless, loch, clean, guiltless, continent, lagoon, genuine, L., true, spotless, immaculate, unsullied, unmingled, minimum, pond, unstained, incorrupt, simple, few, only, chaste, perfect, scant, sparse, barely, classical, uncorrupted, unspotted, sheer, water, specified, virtuous, reservoir, millpond, real, innocent, untarnished, undefiled, bare, clear, unblemished, plain
important (part of speech: adjective)
small (part of speech: adjective)
- Mere life was not interesting. - "Together", Robert Herrick (1868-1938).
- It was mere animal passion and lust for blood. - "Furze the Cruel", John Trevena.
- Master will give carriage, and I can manage a good deal of the labour myself, so that it will cost the parish a mere trifle." - "Christmas Stories", Edward Berens.