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MILD

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does mild mean? 

MILD (adjective)
  The adjective MILD has 3 senses:

1. moderate in type or degree or effect or force; far from extreme
2. humble in spirit or manner; suggesting retiring mildness or even cowed submissiveness
3. mild and pleasant

  Familiarity information: MILD used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


MILD (adjective)


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Meaning:

Moderate in type or degree or effect or force; far from extreme

Context examples:

a mild winter storm / a mild fever / fortunately the pain was mild / a mild rebuke / mild criticism

Similar:

gentle; soft (soft and mild; not harsh or stern or severe)

mild-mannered (behaving in or having a mild or gentle manner)

moderate; temperate (not extreme)

Also:

moderate (being within reasonable or average limits; not excessive or extreme)

temperate (not extreme in behavior)

Attribute:

degree; grade; level (a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality)

Antonym:

intense (in an extreme degree)


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Meaning:

Humble in spirit or manner; suggesting retiring mildness or even cowed submissiveness

Synonyms:

meek; mild; modest

Context example:

meek and self-effacing

Similar:

humble (marked by meekness or modesty; not arrogant or prideful)


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Meaning:

Mild and pleasant

Synonyms:

balmy; mild; soft

Context examples:

balmy days and nights / the climate was mild and conducive to life or growth / a soft breeze

Similar:

clement ((of weather or climate) physically mild)


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