adjective, mild·er, mild·est.
Origin of mild
Synonyms for mild
Antonyms for mild
Related Words for mildesttepid, delicate, peaceful, sunny, balmy, breezy, benign, warm, weak, calm, smooth, bland, mellow, moderate, soft, cool, temperate, subdued, tame, gentle
Examples from the Web for mildest
Historical Examples of mildest
May I thus give the mildest rebuke to your inconsistency of conduct?Slavery Ordained of God
Rev. Fred A. Ross, D.D.
That is probably the mildest degree in the scale of unpleasantness.
It followed naturally, his disposition not being of the mildest, that he was very angry.The Downfall
He had never given her an opening for the mildest finding of fault.Is He Popenjoy?
Jeffries resumed his mildest tone: “Tell him to come in a minute, John.”Nan of Music Mountain
Frank H. Spearman
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."