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 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.
There’s a mild but inescapable allusion to classical statuary, too, and in the surface’s similarity to bone, an invocation of gleefully Surrealist grave robbing.
For a deep clean, Hammersley recommends mixing a little water with equal parts salt and mild dishwashing or castile soap.
Alzheimer’s disease typically progresses slowly in three general stages — mild (early-stage), moderate (middle-stage) and severe (late-stage).
In contrast to the mild, placid Allen, Mahaney is an irascible mountain man who could start an argument in an empty room.
Symptoms include mild symptoms such as drowsiness, lightheadedness but can lead to more serious consequences such as permanent damage to the brain and other organs.
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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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