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 : gentle in nature or behavior <has a mild disposition>
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 : not severe : temperate <a mild climate> <mild symptoms of disease>
Examples of mild
He has a mild manner.
He was a mild-mannered man who rarely became angry.
They had a mild disagreement.
She has a mild case of the flu.
He suffered a mild concussion attack.
a mild reprimand, not a stern one
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
Medical Definition of mild
1: moderate in action or effect <a mild drug>
2: not severe <a mild case of the flu>
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