mild - definition and synonyms


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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.

    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. 2
    mild weather is warm and pleasant, especially warmer than usual for the time of year

    a mild winter

  3. 3
    mild food does not have a strong taste

    Edam is a cheese that is mild and firm.

    a mild curry

  4. 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.

  5. 5
    not very large or extreme

    The economy will slip into a mild recession.

  6. 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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noun [uncountable]