amiably gentle or temperate in feeling or behavior toward others.
characterized by or showing such gentleness, as manners or speech: a mild voice.
not cold, severe, or extreme, as air or weather: mild breezes.
not sharp, pungent, or strong: a mild flavor.
not acute or serious, as disease: a mild case of flu.
gentle or moderate in force or effect: mild penalties.
soft; pleasant: mild sunshine.
moderate in intensity, degree, or character: mild regret.
British Dialect. comparatively soft and easily worked, as soil, wood, or stone.
Obsolete. kind or gracious.
British. beer that has a blander taste than bitter.
- mildly, adverb
- mildness, noun
- o·ver·mild, adjective
- sem·i·mild, adjective
- sem·i·mild·ness, noun
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How to use mild in a sentence
Start by using mild hand soap, but if that doesn’t work, you can try dishwasher soap.The best ways to stop a mask from fogging up your glasses, ranked | Sandra Gutierrez G. | November 18, 2020 | Popular-Science
A study now shows that such things can happen even to teen athletes who got mild coronavirus infections.Teen athletes with even mild COVID-19 can develop heart problems | Partho Sengupta | November 18, 2020 | Science News For Students
The scientists said face coverings could filter enough droplets to lead to asymptomatic or mild illness in some cases — and lead to some immunity.Wearing a mask isn’t just about protecting other people, the CDC says. It can help you — and might prevent lockdowns. | Ben Guarino, Lena H. Sun, Ariana Eunjung Cha | November 12, 2020 | Washington Post
Regulators this week also granted emergency authorization to the first covid-19 treatment to protect people with mild illness from developing severe disease.With coronavirus cases spiking nationwide, all signs point to a harrowing autumn | Brady Dennis, Jacqueline Dupree, Marisa Iati | November 11, 2020 | Washington Post
Despite the clouds and rain, the air ahead of the front is still mild, with highs well into the 60s both days.D.C.-area forecast: Staying warm for a few more days, but rain returns midweek | Jason Samenow | November 9, 2020 | Washington Post
"It is good to pray here," she said, in a tone the mildness and sincerity of which made the reproach more cutting.
The moisture gives mildness to the tobacco, but renders inhalation so difficult that weak lungs are unfitted to bear it.Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.
Indeed, in the succeeding quiet and the mildness of his voice, there was almost a premeditated cunning.The Woman Gives | Owen Johnson
The mildness of her look, the modesty of her gait, the soft harmony of her voice, must be seen and felt to be conceived.
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
British Dictionary definitions for mild
(of a taste, sensation, etc) not powerful or strong; bland: a mild curry
gentle or temperate in character, climate, behaviour, etc
not extreme; moderate: a mild rebuke
British draught beer, of darker colour than bitter and flavoured with fewer hops
- mildly, adverb
- mildness, noun
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