mild1 comparative milder, superlative mildest
fairly warm [≠ cold]:
We had an exceptionally mild winter last year.
a mild climate
a mild illness or health problem is not serious:
He suffered a mild heart attack.
Sometimes the symptoms can be quite mild.
a mild case of food poisoning
a mild form of diabetes
a mild feeling is not very strong:
Both men looked at her in mild surprise.
a feeling of mild irritation
not very strong or hot-tasting:
a mild curry
a cheese with a pleasant mild flavour
a mild criticism does not criticize strongly
not serious enough to cause much suffering:
The recession in Germany has been comparatively mild.
a mild setback
a mild person has a gentle character and does not easily get angry:
a mild, well-mannered man
His voice was soft and mild.
a mild drug or chemical does not have a very strong effect:
a mild painkiller
a mild herbicide
soft and gentle to your skin:
a mild shampoo
mild words or language are not very rude or offensive:
I heard him mutter a mild swear word.
—mildness noun [uncountable]➔ mildly