What does mildly mean?

Definitions for mildly

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word mildly.

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. Robert Biswas-Diener:

    A wide range of research shows that people feel mildly happy most of the time, it’s our natural resting place.

  2. Lane Newman:

    The Greece debt deal has been mildly positive, but it's difficult to determine what is the next move yet before Yellen's testimony tomorrow.

  3. Melinda Johnson:

    Even when we’re mildly dehydrated, we start to sag in energy.

  4. Bernie Leighton:

    You can't really be too scared, but you realize that if the pilot ever went crazy enough to make a run for the South with you on board, the aircraft wouldn't be airborne for very long. That's only mildly disconcerting.

  5. Wayne Stokes:

    If you are mildly sick, [staying] active will promote your immune function, and help you sleep better.

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    like a pulp or overripe; not having stiffness
    • A. dangerous
    • B. handsome
    • C. squashy
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