mild Definition

  • 1not severe, serious, or extreme
  • 2gentle and not easily provoked
  • 3not strong or harsh in taste or smell

Using mild: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "mild" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The doctor said it was just a mild case of the flu.

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    She gave him a mild rebuke for his behavior.

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    The curry has a mild flavor.

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    He spoke in a mild tone of voice.

mild Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with mild

  • mild-mannered

    having a gentle and unassuming nature


    He may seem mild-mannered, but he's actually a very determined person.

  • a climate that is neither too hot nor too cold


    The city enjoys a mild climate throughout the year.

  • a headache that is not severe


    I have a mild headache, but it's nothing serious.

Origins of mild

from Old English 'milde', meaning 'gentle, merciful'


Summary: mild in Brief

The term 'mild' [maɪld] refers to something that is not severe, serious, or extreme. It can describe a person's temperament, as in 'He spoke in a mild tone of voice,' or the intensity of a taste or smell, as in 'The curry has a mild flavor.' 'Mild' extends into phrases like 'mild climate,' and idioms like 'mild-mannered,' denoting a gentle and unassuming nature.

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