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mild

[ mahyld ]
/ maɪld /
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adjective, mild·er, mild·est.
noun
British. beer that has a blander taste than bitter.
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Origin of mild

First recorded before 900; Middle English, Old English milde; cognate with German mild; akin to Greek malthakós “soft”

synonym study for mild

1. See gentle.

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British Dictionary definitions for mild

mild
/ (maɪld) /

adjective
(of a taste, sensation, etc) not powerful or strong; blanda mild curry
gentle or temperate in character, climate, behaviour, etc
not extreme; moderatea mild rebuke
feeble; unassertive
noun
British draught beer, of darker colour than bitter and flavoured with fewer hops

Derived forms of mild

mildly, adverbmildness, noun

Word Origin for mild

Old English milde; compare Old Saxon mildi, Old Norse mildr
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