- mild [mīld]adj.[ME milde < OE, akin to Ger mild < IE * meldh- < base * mel-, to crush, rub fine, tender > MELT, MILL1]1.a) gentle or kind in disposition, action, or effect; not severe, harsh, bitter, etc.b) not extreme in any way; moderate; temperate [a mild winter]2. having a soft, pleasant taste or flavor; not strong, sour, bitter, biting, or sharp: said of tobacco, cheese, etc.3. designating steel that is tough but malleable and contains only a small percentage of carbonSYN.- SOFTmildnessn.
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.