It is a disorienting shift, to put it mildly, to return home from a combat zone where people were actively trying to kill you.
You're not a huge fan but you're mildly for (say) the Giants.
What was once sexy and mildly transgressive—the perfect antidote to Twilight—devolved into a repetitive, unimaginative mess.
Her tone was mildly fascinated, as if discussing any other rare natural phenomenon.
What makes Noah mildly ambivalent, yet cautiously optimistic?
The octogenarian looked surprisedly at the cloak, then at Elizabeth, then mildly asked her if she had seen his pipe.
It would be stating it all too mildly to say that Mrs. Green was relieved when they had gone.
And Selwyn found himself drifting, mildly interested in the vapid exchange of civilities which cost nobody a mental effort.
The little old soldier had only been mildly diverted by the sight.
“I am not magnificent,” she said mildly, wishing that she had put on another dress.
Old English milde "gentle, merciful," from Proto-Germanic *milthjaz- (cf. Old Norse mildr, Old Saxon mildi, Old Frisian milde, Middle Dutch milde, Dutch mild, Old High German milti, German milde "mild," Gothic mildiþa "kindness"), from PIE *meldh-, from root *mel- "soft," with derivatives referring to soft or softened materials (cf. Greek malthon "weakling," myle "mill;" Latin molere "to grind;" Old Irish meldach "tender;" Sanskrit mrdh "to neglect," also "to be moist"). Originally of persons and powers; of the weather from c.1400, of disease from 1744. Also in Old English as an adverb, "mercifully, graciously."