Definition of mild
1 : gentle in nature or behavior has a mild disposition
2a (1) : moderate in action or effect a mild sedative (2) : not sharp, spicy, or bitter mild cheese mild aleb : not being or involving what is extreme an analysis under mild conditions
3 : not severe : temperate a mild climate mild symptoms of disease
mildlyplay \mī(-ə)l(d)-lē\ adverb
mildnessplay \ˈmī(-ə)l(d)-nəs\ noun
Examples of mild in a Sentence
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.
Recent Examples of mild from the Web
After a brief period of mild worry on Wednesday, following Donny Jr.’s decision to tweet his own smoking gun, the markets erased their losses.
The restaurant’s meals, drizzled in Harold’s signature hot or mild sauces, have already attracted several high-profile fans, including Barack Obama.
Although the number of ZNE homes is still quite small, the goal is achievable, especially in our mild coastal climate.
But even when violations are reported, punishments can be mild.
After the show, the fireworks display on the National Mall went off as planned amid cloudy skies and mild, breezy weather.
There's also a touch of onion powder at work — a common byproduct of hops — which is technically an imperfection, but so mild as to be a pleasurable wrinkle.
The devices were tested by 42 adults with mild to moderate hearing loss.
Turkey’s marchers, led by the C.H.P.’s mild-mannered leader, Kemal Kilicdaroglu, are demonstrating against a more Turkish form of injustice.
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MILD Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of mild for English Language Learners
: gentle in nature or behavior
: not strong in action or effect
: not strong or harsh in taste
MILD Defined for Kids
Definition of mild for Students
1 : gentle in personality or behavior a mild young man
2 : not strong or harsh in action or effect mild soap
3 : not sharp, spicy, or bitter mild cheese
4 : not extreme or severe mild weather a mild headache
mildlyadverb spoke mildly
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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