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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mildlyadverb

    to a moderate degree

    "he was mildly interested"

  2. gently, mildlyadverb

    in a gentle manner

    "he talked gently to the injured animal"


  1. mildlyadverb

    In a mild manner.

  2. mildlyadverb

    To a mild degree; slightly.

    a mildly amusing joke

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Mildlyadverb

    Etymology: from mild.

    Prince, too mildly reigning,
    Cease thy sorrow and complaining. Dryden.

    The air once heated maketh the flame burn more mildly, and so helpeth the continuance. Francis Bacon, Nat. Hist. №. 375.


  1. mildly

    Mildly is an adverb used to describe something done in a gentle or moderate way, reflecting a less severe, serious, or harsh nature. It is used to indicate a lower level of intensity, severity, or strength in actions, states, conditions or qualities.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mildlyadverb

    in a mild manner

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mildly in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mildly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of mildly in a Sentence

  1. Joshua Duitz:

    The day was a good commercial or infomercial for Brazil. Rousseff was saying the right things. However, the next step is to see what they implement... I'm mildly optimistic on Brazil after listening today, but I'll hold off on my final judgment for now, as an investor, if the new infrastructure projects actual rate of returns match up with investors' expectations that will tell me they are serious about utilizing the private sector to invest in infrastructure projects.

  2. Kyosuke Suzuki:

    For Powell, there is no merit in specifying the exact timing for tapering at today’s speech. If he doesn’t drop a clear hint, that will be mildly positive for stocks.

  3. Yang Hai:

    The U.S. raising rates would trigger fresh fears of capital flight, so leaving the rates unchanged is positive, though mildly, regulators' softening stance in the clean-up of illegal margin financing is also market-soothing. The market had expected an end-September deadline, but obviously, it's not the case.

  4. Mandy Joye:

    It was a shock, to put it mildly, i think my jaw literally hit the floor.

  5. Cas Mudde:

    This is a pre-emptive strike... criticizing Fidesz mildly, before real critique comes out, and then later either not following up or accepting marginal adjustments.

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