Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun mere

1 sense of mere

Sense 1
mere -- (a small pond of standing water)
       => pond, pool -- (a small lake; "the pond was too small for sailing")

Antonyms of adj mere

2 senses of mere

Sense 1
mere (prenominal) -- (being nothing more than specified; "a mere child")

INDIRECT (VIA specified) -> unspecified -- (not stated explicitly or in detail; "threatened unspecified reprisals")

Sense 2
bare (prenominal), mere (prenominal), simple (prenominal) -- (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")

INDIRECT (VIA plain) -> fancy -- (not plain; decorative or ornamented; "fancy handwriting"; "fancy clothes")

Similarity of adj mere

2 senses of mere

Sense 1
mere (prenominal) -- (being nothing more than specified; "a mere child")
       => specified (vs. unspecified) -- (clearly and explicitly stated; "meals are at specified times")

Sense 2
bare (prenominal), mere (prenominal), simple (prenominal) -- (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")
       => plain (vs. fancy) -- (not elaborate or elaborated; simple; "plain food"; "stuck to the plain facts"; "a plain blue suit"; "a plain rectangular brick building")

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