mild


mild
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 carbon
SYN.- SOFT
mildness
n.

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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