simply Meaning, Definition & Usage
adverb and nothing more
but; merely; only; just.
- I was merely asking
- it is simply a matter of time
- just a scratch
- he was only a child
- hopes that last but a moment
- I just can't take it anymore
- he was just grand as Romeo
- it's simply beautiful!
adverb absolutely; altogether; really
- we are simply broke
adverb in a simple manner; without extravagance or embellishment
- she was dressed plainly
- they lived very simply
In a simple manner or state; considered in or by itself; without addition; along; merely; solely; barely.
[They] make that now good or evil, . . . which otherwise of itself were not simply the one or the other. Hooker.
Simply the thing I am Shall make me live. Shak.
Plainly; without art or subtlety.
Subverting worldly strong and worldly wise By simply meek. Milton.
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