amiably gentle or temperate in feeling or behavior toward others.
characterized by or showing such gentleness, as manners or speech: a mild voice.
not cold, severe, or extreme, as air or weather: mild breezes.
not sharp, pungent, or strong: a mild flavor.
not acute or serious, as disease: a mild case of flu.
gentle or moderate in force or effect: mild penalties.
soft; pleasant: mild sunshine.
moderate in intensity, degree, or character: mild regret.
British Dialect. comparatively soft and easily worked, as soil, wood, or stone.
Obsolete. kind or gracious.
British. beer that has a blander taste than bitter.
- mildly, adverb
- mildness, noun
- o·ver·mild, adjective
- sem·i·mild, adjective
- sem·i·mild·ness, noun
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How to use mild in a sentence
Temperatures have fallen a few degrees in the last hour, from 35 to 40 to 33 to 38, but are still too mild for accumulation on paved surfaces.Snow and wintry mix continue overnight, especially north of District | Jason Samenow, Wes Junker, Andrew Freedman | February 11, 2021 | Washington Post
It’s clear, in other words, that our understanding of the long-term effects of mild cold exposure is still pretty murky.
Areas near the Pennsylvania border might see snow, but the rest of the area probably would see a light mix to rain event as mild air is drawn into the region at low levels.After Sunday’s slush fest, another winter storm threatens by Wednesday night | Jason Samenow, Wes Junker | February 8, 2021 | Washington Post
My health, if not as precarious as Truffles’s, is such that if I contract covid-19, it is unlikely to be a mild case.How a sickly squirrel offered me unexpected comfort | Pam Spritzer | February 8, 2021 | Washington Post
Early data from a small study—not yet peer reviewed—suggest the vaccine could offer “minimal protection” against mild Covid-19 caused by a local coronavirus variant.South Africa vaccines, ETF shorts, marijuana shortages | Hasit Shah | February 8, 2021 | Quartz
Francis is well into his seventies, looks it, has a mild demeanor and soft speaking style; but his rhetoric is electrifying.
The new term denotes a spectrum of problem drinking that can range from mild to moderate to severe.Americans Drink Too Much, But We’re Not All Alcoholics | Gabrielle Glaser | November 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
TBIs can range anywhere from a mild concussion to catastrophic, fatal damage.Understanding Tracy Morgan’s Traumatic Brain Injury | Jean Kim | November 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
And look at how mild her phrasing was: The South “has not always been the friendliest place” for black people.
But the unknown potential health risks seem like a mild annoyance, if that, to Deen.Dinner With James Deen During Porn’s Latest HIV Scare | Emily Shire | October 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
She looked from the picture to her daughter, with a frightful glare, in their before mild aspect.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4 | Jane Porter
Instead of writing slander and flat blasphemy, they propose to draw it, and not draw it mild.
During his mild régime the insurrection increased rapidly, and in one encounter he himself was very near falling a prisoner.The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
A mild degree means that the body is not reacting well, or else that the infection is too slight to call forth much resistance.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis | James Campbell Todd
Being a mild sort of person, Mr. Meadow Mouse thanked Mrs. Robin politely, both for the message and for the advice.p.The Tale of Grandfather Mole | Arthur Scott Bailey
British Dictionary definitions for mild
(of a taste, sensation, etc) not powerful or strong; bland: a mild curry
gentle or temperate in character, climate, behaviour, etc
not extreme; moderate: a mild rebuke
British draught beer, of darker colour than bitter and flavoured with fewer hops
- mildly, adverb
- mildness, noun
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