mild

[ mahyld ]
/ maɪld /

adjective, mild·er, mild·est.

noun

British. beer that has a blander taste than bitter.

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Origin of mild

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

SYNONYMS FOR mild

1 soft, pleasant. See gentle.
3 temperate, moderate, clement.
4 bland.

OTHER WORDS FROM mild

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British Dictionary definitions for mildness

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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