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adjective mild pronunciation in British English /maɪld/
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  1. 1
    a mild illness or injury is one that is not serious
    They were both suffering from a mild bout of flu.
    brain injuries ranging from mild to severe
    1. a.
      a mild feeling or expression is one that is not very strong or severe
      He eyed her with mild amusement.
      There was a note of mild alarm in her voice.
    2. b.
      a mild punishment or criticism is not very severe
      He received the mild sentence of a year’s probation.
  2. 3
    mild food does not have a strong taste
    Edam is a cheese that is mild and firm.
    a mild curry
  3. 4
    mild drugs, cosmetics etc are very gentle and not likely to have any bad effects
    a mild soap that’s kind to your skin
    I was given a mild sedative to help me sleep.
  4. 5
    not very large or extreme
    The joke caused mild amusement.
    The economy will slip into a mild recession.
  5. 6
    a mild person is gentle and does not often become angry
    Jerry gave the impression of being a rather mild man.

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mildness

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