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mild

mild

 
 
pronunciation:
maIld
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: milder, mildest
definition 1: characterized by gentleness or temperateness.
She has a mild personality, especially compared to her irascible sister.
synonyms:
gentle, temperate
antonyms:
abrasive, acerbic, aggressive, angry, biting, ferocious, hard, harsh, irascible, rampant, vehement, violent
similar words:
affable, amiable, bland, calm, easygoing, genial, low-key, moderate, pacific, placid, quiet, soft, tranquil
definition 2: of limited severity; not extreme.
He's had a mild shock, but he will soon recover.We've had mild weather this winter.She was given a mild punishment on this occasion.
synonyms:
balmy, clement, genial, moderate, temperate
antonyms:
acute, bitter, blistering, critical, fierce, furious, intense, pungent, rigorous, savage, scorching, severe, stiff, strong, violent
similar words:
average, calm, fair, gentle, halcyon, pacific, placid, slight, soft
definition 3: not harsh in flavor.
These peppers are quite mild compared with those spicy ones.They advertise this tobacco as mild.
antonyms:
hot, piquant, sharp, spicy, strong
similar words:
bland, gentle, mellow, smooth, tame
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derivations: mildly (adv.), mildness (n.)
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