(Of a person) gentle and not given to extremes of emotion: karate was introduced into Japan by a mild-mannered Okinawan schoolmaster
More example sentences
- And he is on BBC2 in the evenings now, asking his aggressive questions at mild-mannered members of the public.
- He sounds like a slightly demented five-year-old child, while at the same time looking like anybody's mild-mannered uncle.
- He's normally mild-mannered, easy-going and a joy to work for.
Definition of mild-mannered in:
- The US English dictionary