mild definition

  • adjective:
    • Gentle or type in personality, ways, or behavior.
    • Moderate in kind, level, effect, or power: a mild pipeline tobacco; a mild sedative.
    • perhaps not severe: a mild winter season storm.
    • Warm and full of sunlight; pleasant: a mild springtime time; mild weather condition in Summer.
    • Not serious or intense: a mild temperature.
    • Effortlessly molded, shaped, or worked; malleable: mild metallic.
    • Gentle rather than quickly provoked:
    • Gentle; pleasant; kind; smooth; bland; clement; hence, moderate in level or quality; -- the alternative of harsh, severe, irritating, violent, disagreeable, etc.; -- placed on persons and things
    • mild and pleasant
    • simple in spirit or fashion; suggesting retiring mildness and on occasion even cowed submissiveness
    • reasonable in kind or level or impact or power; not even close to severe
  • verb-intransitive:
    • Tx & Virginia to decrease or reduce. Used regarding the wind or a storm. See Local Note at fair1.
  • noun:
    • a comparatively low-gravity alcohol, frequently with a dark color; mild ale
    • Mildness; gentleness.
  • others:
    • Possessing softness or gentleness of disposition; soft-mannered; kindly disposed; good-tempered.
    • working out gentleness in conduct or action; not harsh or unfeeling; considerate; conciliatory.
    • Marked by softness or kindness; mild in personality, technique, or appearance; manifesting or revealing mildness; mollifying; tranquil; placid: as, moderate terms or ways; a mild rebuke; a mild aspect.
    • Gentle or reasonable in force, procedure, or result; not harsh or irritating; emollient; dull; genial: as, moderate medication; moderate winds; a mild solution.
    • Moderate in quality or level; of mitigated power; poor in sort; clear of harshness or roughness; for this reason, not hard to endure, control, etc.: as, moderate fresh fruit; moderate dissipation; moderate attempts.
    • Hence, new; without having gained the style that comes by continuing to keep: said of malt liquors: since, mild ale
    • begin to see the quotation.
    • [Mild forms the initial element in numerous substances of obvious signification: including, mild-flavored, mild-looking, mild-mannered, mild-spirited, mild-tempered.]
    • To become mild.
    • To make merciful.
    • To pity; pardon.

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