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mild

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adjective \ˈmī(-ə)ld\

Simple Definition of mild

  • : gentle in nature or behavior

  • : not strong in action or effect

  • : not strong or harsh in taste

Full Definition of mild

  1. 1 :  gentle in nature or behavior <has a mild disposition>

  2. 2 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>

  3. 3 :  not severe :  temperate <a mild climate> <mild symptoms of disease>

mild·ly play \mī(-ə)l(d)-lē\ adverb
mild·ness play \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


Medical Dictionary

mild

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adjective \ˈmī(ə)ld\

Medical Definition of mild

  1. 1:  moderate in action or effect <a mild drug>

  2. 2:  not severe <a mild case of the flu>





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