merely, simply, just, only, but(adverb)
and nothing more
"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!"
absolutely; altogether; really
"we are simply broke"
in a simple manner; without extravagance or embellishment
"she was dressed plainly"; "they lived very simply"
In a simple way or state; considered in or by itself; without addition; alone
Plainly; without art or subtlety; clearly; obviously; unquestionably.
I was simply asking a question.
That was a simply wonderful dessert.
Simply, he just fired you.
in a simple manner or state; considered in or by itself; without addition; along; merely; solely; barely
plainly; without art or subtlety
In a simple way or manner.
The systems were defined and created simply to ensure optimum efficiency.Submitted by MaryC on April 8, 2020
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'simply' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #533
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'simply' in Written Corpus Frequency: #823
Rank popularity for the word 'simply' in Adverbs Frequency: #74
The numerical value of simply in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of simply in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Examples of simply in a Sentence
This is outrageous coming from someone who wants to assume the highest office in the land. It is reckless and simply un-American. Donald Trump sounds more like a leader of a lynch mob than a great nation like ours.
The defendants are well-known celebrities and friends, but the chat they've had showed that they simply considered women as objects of sexual pleasure, and committed crimes that were extremely serious, strict punishment is inevitable as the damage inflicted has not properly been recovered and the victims demand harsh penalties.
You simply can't imagine how important it is for me. This is the first night when I don't have neither lost nor wounded Ukrainian soldiers. When we don't have any lost or wounded civilians.
This is not the time simply to end the lockdown, instead we are taking the first careful steps to modify our measures.
I think they will not cooperate. They (Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan) are typical non-OPEC countries who simply produce at a maximum they can.
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Translations for simply
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- senzillament, simplementCatalan, Valencian
- sencillamente, simplementeSpanish
- به زبان سادهPersian
- secara sederhanaIndonesian
- in parole povere, semplicementeItalian
- intet mindre enn, ganske enkelt, rett og slettNorwegian
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