adjective, mild·er, mild·est.
- milch cow,
- milch glass,
- mild mercurous chloride,
- mild silver protein,
- mild steel,
Origin of mild
Examples from the Web for mildness
The mildness by which absolute masters exercise their dominion leaves them masters still.
To say that this is appalling is to state it with a degree of mildness which amounts to insipidity.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete|Albert Bigelow Paine
He was a small, bearded, wiry man of forty-four or five, who gave you a curious impression of ferocity and mildness mingled.Mushroom Town|Oliver Onions
Not the exuberance of soil; not the mildness of climate; not mines, nor havens, nor rivers.The Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches of Lord Macaulay, Vol. 4 (of 4)|Thomas Babington Macaulay
The mildness of the lamb would only serve to render the wolf more ferocious.History of the Great Reformation, Volume IV|J. H. Merle D'Aubign
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."