Definitions for mildmaɪld

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mildmaɪld(adj.)-er, -est.

  1. amiably gentle or temperate in feeling, behavior, manner, etc.

  2. not cold, severe, or extreme; temperate:

    a mild winter.

  3. not sharp, pungent, or strong:

    a mild cheese.

  4. moderate in intensity, degree, or character; not acute:

    mild regret.

  5. gentle or moderate in force or effect:

    a mild drug.

  6. pliant; malleable:

    mild metals.

    Category: British

  7. Obs. kind or gracious.

Origin of mild:

bef. 900; ME, OE milde; c. OHG milti ; akin to Gk malthakós soft

mild′ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. mild(adj)

    moderate in type or degree or effect or force; far from extreme

    "a mild winter storm"; "a mild fever"; "fortunately the pain was mild"; "a mild rebuke"; "mild criticism"

  2. meek, mild, modest(adj)

    humble in spirit or manner; suggesting retiring mildness or even cowed submissiveness

    "meek and self-effacing"

  3. balmy, mild, soft(adj)

    mild and pleasant

    "balmy days and nights"; "the climate was mild and conducive to life or growth"; "a soft breeze"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. mild(adjective)ɪld

    (of weather or temperatures) pleasant and not extreme

    the mild winter; Temperatures were mild - mostly in the 60s.

  2. mildɪld

    (of a flavor) not strong or intense

    a mild spice

  3. mildɪld

    not too severe or unkind

    a mild punishment/criticism; The attacks on his character were relatively mild.

  4. mildɪld

    (of feelings) not intense or strong

    mild amusement/irritation/surprise

Wiktionary

  1. mild(Noun)

    A relatively low-gravity beer, often with a dark colour; mild ale

  2. mild(Adjective)

    Gentle; pleasant; kind; soft; bland; clement; hence, moderate in degree or quality; -- the opposite of harsh, severe, irritating, violent, disagreeable, etc.; -- applied to persons and things; as, a mild disposition; a mild eye; a mild air; a mild medicine; a mild insanity.

  3. Origin: From milde, from mildijaz; cognate with Old Saxon mildi, milde, Dutch mild, Old High German milti (< German ), Old Norse mildr (< Icelandic , Swedish , Danish ), and Gothic milds; compare Lithuanian melas ‘dear’.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mild

    gentle; pleasant; kind; soft; bland; clement; hence, moderate in degree or quality; -- the opposite of harsh, severe, irritating, violent, disagreeable, etc.; -- applied to persons and things; as, a mild disposition; a mild eye; a mild air; a mild medicine; a mild insanity

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'mild' in Adjectives Frequency: #677


Translations for mild

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

mild(adjective)

(of a person or his personality) gentle in temper or behaviour

such a mild man.

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