adjective, mild·er, mild·est.
Origin of mild
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Historical Examples of mildness
There is a coolness amid all the heat, a mildness in the blazing noon.The Old Manse (From "Mosses From An Old Manse")
There is no cheese superior to them in richness and mildness.Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches
But if they were all mildness toward her, they were all fierceness toward one another.White Fang
One of the reasons for my mildness in public is that I have to be mild at home.
Mildness which has never been put to the proof, is often only counterfeit.The Autobiography of Madame Guyon
Jeanne Marie Bouvier de La Motte Guyon
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."