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definition of the word mild

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Part or all of this page has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

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

mild (comparative milder, superlative mildest)

Positive
mild

Comparative
milder

Superlative
mildest

  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.


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