mere or merely. A weak adjective or adverb that is a 'filler' word such as like. Sometimes used by songwriters to fill out the meter of their lyrics. Other than the latter group, the written or spoken sentence can get along quite nicely without the word.
What are you doing? "I'm just chillin'"
Reply sounds fine saying "I'm chillin'"
A little word that creeps in in all kind of places where it doesn't belong.An easy way of trivialising something without having to justify the trivialisation, and often without the hearer even realising what is happening.
Its just psychosomatic.
I know he beats her up but he's just insecure.