Expresses that something is 'just' or 'nothing more than'; 'merely', 'only', 'simply'.
The ～に過ぎない grammar point is used to indicate that something is 'just' or 'nothing more than' the stated quality or condition. It implies that the thing is not as significant or important as it might seem at first glance. This grammar point can be translated as 'merely', 'only', or 'simply' in English. It can be used with verbs, い-adjectives, な-adjectives, and nouns.