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simply (adv.)

late 13c., simpleliche; see simple + -ly (2). Purely intensive sense is attested from 1580s.

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Definitions of simply

simply (adv.)
and nothing more;
it is simply a matter of time
Synonyms: merely / just / only / but
simply (adv.)
(used for emphasis) absolutely;
it's simply beautiful!
Synonyms: just
simply (adv.)
absolutely; altogether; really;
we are simply broke
simply (adv.)
in a simple manner; without extravagance or embellishment;
they lived very simply
Synonyms: plainly
From wordnet.princeton.edu