adjective, superlative mer·est.
- pure and unmixed, as wine, a people, or a language.
- fully as much as what is specified; completely fulfilled or developed; absolute.
Words nearby mere
Origin of mere1
synonym study for mere
Examples from the Web for merest
When they travelled it was at the merest snail's pace, and they slept on the road, night after night, in houses prepared for them.The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete|Duc de Saint-Simon
All this seems very simple, and indeed it is so simple that the merest child ought to understand it.Lights and Shadows of New York Life|James D. McCabe
I dare say it's only the merest happening that these names are alike.Amy in Acadia|Helen Leah Reed
Her blindness is the merest fable; she can espy her favourites long before they are born.The Way of All Flesh|Samuel Butler
We took upwards of three hundred prisoners, De Wet himself escaping by the merest fluke.With Botha in the Field|Eric Moore Ritchie