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mild


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Mild  \Mild\,  a.  [Compar.  {Milder};  superl.  {Mildest}.]  [AS. 
  milde;  akin  to  OS  mildi,  D.  &  G.  mild,  OHG.  milti,  Icel. 
  mildr,  Sw  &  Dan.  mild,  Goth.  milds;  cf  Lith.  melas  dear, 
  Gr  ?  gladdening  gifts.] 
  Gentle;  pleasant;  kind  soft;  bland;  clement;  hence  moderate 
  in  degree  or  quality;  --  the  opposite  of  harsh,  severe, 
  irritating,  violent,  disagreeable,  etc.;  --  applied  to 
  persons  and  things  as  a  mild  disposition;  a  mild  eye;  a 
  mild  air;  a  mild  medicine;  a  mild  insanity. 
 
  The  rosy  morn  resigns  her  light  And  milder  glory  to  the 
  noon.  --Waller. 
 
  Adore  him  as  a  mild  and  merciful  Being  --Rogers. 
 
  {Mild},  or  {Low},  {steel},  steel  that  has  but  little  carbon 
  in  it  and  is  not  readily  hardened. 
 
  Syn:  Soft;  gentle;  bland;  calm;  tranquil;  soothing;  pleasant; 
  placid;  meek;  kind  tender;  indulgent;  clement; 
  mollifying;  lenitive;  assuasive.  See  {Gentle}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  mild 
  adj  1:  moderate  in  type  or  degree  or  effect  or  force;  far  from 
  extreme;  "a  mild  winter  storm";  "a  mild  fever"; 
  "fortunately  the  pain  was  mild";  "a  mild  rebuke"; 
  "mild  criticism"  [ant:  {intense}] 
  2:  humble  in  spirit  or  manner;  suggesting  retiring  mildness  or 
  even  cowed  submissiveness;  "meek  and  self-effacing"  [syn: 
  {meek},  {modest}] 
  3:  mild  and  pleasant;  "balmy  days  and  nights";  "the  climate  was 
  mild  and  conducive  to  life  or  growth"  [syn:  {balmy}] 




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