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Meaning of mild

mild

Pronunciation: (mīld), [key]
— adj., n. -er, -est,
—adj.
  1. amiably gentle or temperate in feeling or behavior toward others.
  2. characterized by or showing such gentleness, as manners or speech: a mild voice.
  3. not cold, severe, or extreme, as air or weather: mild breezes.
  4. not sharp, pungent, or strong: a mild flavor.
  5. not acute or serious, as disease: a mild case of flu.
  6. gentle or moderate in force or effect: mild penalties.
  7. soft; pleasant: mild sunshine.
  8. moderate in intensity, degree, or character: mild regret.
  9. comparatively soft and easily worked, as soil, wood, or stone.
  10. kind or gracious.
—n.
  1. beer that has a blander taste than bitter.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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