adjective \ˈmī(-ə)ld\

: gentle in nature or behavior

: not strong in action or effect

: not strong or harsh in taste

Full Definition of MILD

:  gentle in nature or behavior <has a mild disposition>
a (1) :  moderate in action or effect <a mild sedative> (2) :  not sharp, spicy, or bitter <mild cheese> <mild ale>
b :  not being or involving what is extreme <an analysis under mild conditions>
:  not severe :  temperate <a mild climate> <mild symptoms of disease>
mild·ly \mī(-ə)l(d)-lē\ adverb
mild·ness \ˈmī(-ə)l(d)-nəs\ noun

Examples of MILD

  1. He has a mild manner.
  2. He was a mild-mannered man who rarely became angry.
  3. They had a mild disagreement.
  4. She has a mild case of the flu.
  5. He suffered a mild concussion attack.
  6. a mild reprimand, not a stern one
  7. We've been having a very mild winter.

Origin of MILD

Middle English, from Old English milde; akin to Greek malthakos soft, Latin mollis — more at melt
First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with MILD


adjective \ˈmī(ə)ld\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MILD

:  moderate in action or effect <a mild drug>
:  not severe <a mild case of the flu>


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