mild


mild
mild [ maıld ] adjective **
▸ 1 not strong/severe
▸ 2 about the weather
▸ 3 about food
▸ 4 about drugs/cosmetics
▸ 5 not large/extreme
▸ 6 gentle
▸ + PHRASES
1. ) a mild illness or injury is one that is not serious:
They were both suffering from a mild bout of the flu.
brain injuries ranging from mild to severe
a ) a mild feeling or expression is one that is not very strong or severe:
He eyed her with mild amusement.
There was a note of mild alarm in her voice.
b ) a mild punishment or criticism is not very severe:
He received the mild sentence of a year's probation.
2. ) mild weather is warm and pleasant, especially warmer than usual for the time of year:
a mild winter
3. ) mild food does not have a strong taste:
Edam is a cheese that is mild and firm.
a mild chili
4. ) mild drugs, COSMETICS, etc. are very gentle and not likely to have any bad effects:
a mild soap that's kind to your skin
I was given a mild sedative to help me sleep.
5. ) not very large or extreme:
The joke caused mild amusement.
The economy will slip into a mild recession.
6. ) a mild person is gentle and does not often become angry:
Jerry gave the impression of being a mild man.
mild-mannered: He was small and mild-mannered with gentle eyes.
mild language
words that may be offensive to some people or that may not be appropriate for children, but that are not considered unusual or extremely offensive:
The movie is rated PG (=parental guidance suggested) because it contains some mild language and scenes of sensuality.
╾ mild|ness noun uncount

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • mild´ly — mild «myld», adjective, noun. –adj. 1. gentle or kind: »a mild old gentleman, a mild tone of voice. SYNONYM(S): tender, lenient, merciful. See syn. under gentle. (Cf. ↑gentle) 2. calm; warm; …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mild — (m[imac]ld), a. [Compar. {Milder}; superl. {Mildest}.] [AS. milde; akin to OS. mildi, D. & G. mild, OHG. milti, Icel. mildr, Sw. & Dan. mild, Goth. milds; cf. Lith. melas dear, Gr. ? gladdening gifts.] Gentle; pleasant; kind; soft; bland;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mild — Adj std. (8. Jh.), mhd. milde, milte, ahd. milti, milte, as. mildi Stammwort. Aus g. * meldi Adj. mild , auch in gt. mildeis, anord. mildr, ae. milde, afr. milde. Außergermanisch vergleicht sich zunächst gr. malthakós weich, zart, mild ,… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • Mild — may mean: Mild ale, often simply referred to as mild, from the Old English milde, meaning young or immature Håkan Mild (born 1971), Swedish former footballer and current director of sports of IFK Göteborg Hans Mild (1934 2007), Swedish football,… …   Wikipedia

  • mild — mild; mild·en; mild·ish; mild·ly; mild·ness; …   English syllables

  • mild — mild‹e›: Das gemeingerm. Adjektiv mhd. milde, ahd. milti, got. mildeis, engl. mild, schwed. mild gehört im Sinne von »zerrieben, zermahlen; fein, zart« zu der unter ↑ mahlen dargestellten Wortgruppe. Außergerm. sind z. B. verwandt griech.… …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • Mild — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Gerald Mild (* 1962), österreichischer Tennisspieler Håkan Mild (* 1971), schwedischer Fußballspieler Hans Mild (1934–2007), schwedischer Fußball und Eishockeyspieler und Eishockeytrainer Diese Seite ist …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • mild — [mīld] adj. [ME milde < OE, akin to Ger mild < IE * meldh < base * mel , to crush, rub fine, tender > MELT, MILL1] 1. a) gentle or kind in disposition, action, or effect; not severe, harsh, bitter, etc. b) not extreme in any way;… …   English World dictionary

  • mild — mī(ə)ld adj 1) moderate in action or effect <a mild drug> 2) not severe <a mild case of the flu> …   Medical dictionary

  • mild — (adj.) O.E. milde gentle, merciful, from P.Gmc. *milthjaz (Cf. O.N. mildr, O.S. mildi, O.Fris. milde, M.Du. milde, Du. mild, O.H.G. milti, Ger. milde mild, Goth. mildiþa kindness ), from PIE *meldh , from …   Etymology dictionary