What is mild?

  • (adj): Moderate in type or degree or effect or force; far from extreme.
    Example: "A mild winter storm"; "a mild fever"; "fortunately the pain was mild"; "a mild rebuke"; "mild criticism"
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "mild":

  • (adj): Humble in spirit or manner; suggesting retiring mildness or even cowed submissiveness.
    Synonyms: meek, modest
  • (adj): Mild and pleasant.
    Example: "The climate was mild and conducive to life or growth"
    Synonyms: balmy

Famous quotes containing the word mild:

    But we, in anchor-watches calm,
    The Indian Psyche’s languor won,
    And, musing, breathed primeval balm
    From Edens ere yet over-run;
    Marvelling mild if mortal twice,
    Here and hereafter, touch a Paradise.
    Herman Melville (1819–1891)

    the stars turn slowly
    in the blue foil beside them
    like the eyes of a mild savior.
    James Tate (b. 1943)

    This, it will be remembered, was the scene of Mrs. Rowlandson’s capture, and of other events in the Indian wars, but from this July afternoon, and under that mild exterior, those times seemed as remote as the irruption of the Goths. They were the dark age of New England.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)