adjective, mild·er, mild·est.
Origin of mild
Synonyms for mild
Antonyms for mild
Related Words for mildertepid, delicate, peaceful, sunny, balmy, breezy, benign, warm, weak, calm, smooth, bland, mellow, moderate, soft, cool, temperate, subdued, tame, gentle
Examples from the Web for milder
Contemporary Examples of milder
Ironically the milder temperatures of approx 32f meant wet conditions for skiing described as ‘miserable’.VIDEO Prince Harry Arrives in Antartica But Conditions May Yet Hamper Teams
November 25, 2013
This kind of whining was at the milder end of the loony spectrum.The Right-Wing Backlash Against John Roberts
July 3, 2012
Cameron said he did not know that Coulson had received only a milder vetting until six months before News of the World closed.How Close Is Prime Minister David Cameron to Former Murdoch Deputy Rebekah Brooks?
March 14, 2012
Historical Examples of milder
Nor did the service of praise which preceded the election induce a milder spirit.Quaint Courtships
I am not well, and I am quite sure that I need several years of a milder climate.Hetty's Strange History
The birds had disappeared, seeking a milder climate in the south.
Yet, my friends, I have given you only the milder phase of this evil.The Wedding Ring
T. De Witt Talmage
Parasynanche is a synonymous term, but refers to a milder synanche.Old-Time Makers of Medicine
James J. Walsh
Word Origin for mild
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."