- 1In a mild or gentle manner: ‘Don’t be childish,’ he reproved mildlyMore example sentences
- She said that she has been thinking about how she feels about her father, and while she feels mildly aggrieved, she is unable to feel any true anger.
- ‘Give me your name,’ the man said mildly, smiling at Chris in a polite manner.
- His voice is mildly nasal, mildly ironic, and in general, mild.
- 1.1Not seriously: he had suffered mildly from the illness since he was 23More example sentences
- Every fibre of his being seems to be wrapped around the songs and yet it only mildly suffers from a few repetitive moments that make some songs less than perfect.
- He suffered from multiple bruises and was mildly dehydrated.
- The complainant suffered several blows which left his fist mildly scarred.
- 1.2 [as submodifier] To a slight extent: he kept his voice mildly curiousMore example sentences
- I talked slowly, coolly, just barely managing to keep my voice light and only mildly curious.
- Spice up pub nights with your anecdotes, amaze friends and family with facts from your lectures, and expand the ranks of the mildly curious.
- They seem mildly curious about my disgraceful lack of composure.
to put it mildly (or putting it mildly)
- Used to imply that the reality is more extreme, usually worse: the proposals were, to put it mildly, unpopularMore example sentences
- These are, to put it mildly, extremely limited measures, if not worse.
- But the PM's handling of this has been a little awkward, to put it mildly.
- The difference that makes is considerable, to put it mildly.
More definitions of mildlyDefinition of mildly in:
- The US English dictionary