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Mild

Mild

WordNet



adjective


(1)   Mild and pleasant
"Balmy days and nights"
"The climate was mild and conducive to life or growth"
"A soft breeze"
(2)   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"
(3)   Humble in spirit or manner; suggesting retiring mildness or even cowed submissiveness
"Meek and self-effacing"
Wiktonary



Etymology


From milde; akin to Old Saxon mildi, Dutch mild, German mild, Icelandic mildur, Swedish mild, Danish mild, Gothic milds; confer Lithuanian melas ‘dear’.

Adjective



  1. 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.
    The rosy morn resigns her light And milder glory to the noon. -Waller.
    Adore him as a mild and merciful Being. -Rogers.

Synonyms


Noun



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