- 1Lack of intensity: the tomatoes were sweet, compensating for the mildness of the cheeseMore example sentences
gentleness, tenderness, softness, soft-heartedness, sensitivity, warmth, warmness, compassion, meekness, modesty, docility, calmness, tranquillity, placidity, serenity, peaceableness, amiability, affability, geniality, mellownessbalminess, equability, temperateness, gentleness, softness, moderation
- The mildness of the roast beef works well with the salty cheese.
- Therefore the mildness of traditional Chinese medicines could make them ideal for such treatments.
- What's remarkable is not the severity of the remedy but its mildness.
- 2Lack of severity: the mildness of her diseaseMore example sentences
- Indeed, the relative mildness of the falls to date may have lulled investors into thinking a recovery was just around the corner.
- The apparent mildness of the recession is the best argument against deflation.
- He ascribes this to the mildness of the sanctions for non-payment, which in the case of lesser sums is no more than a small fine.
- 2.1Relative warmth of weather.More example sentences
- "I'm sure this had a lot to do with the mildness of this time of year and the feeling of summer in the air," a garda spokesperson said.
- It's an ancient, crippled man, well covered up with blankets and shawls, his head muffled in a scarf, despite the mildness of the weather.
- September's mildness gave way to the nip of October, causing fires to be lit throughout the great house, and still no word came from Mr Darcy.
- 3A person’s lack of aggressiveness: the mildness of his manner and his desire to please everyoneMore example sentences
- Franklin attributed his success in public life to his mildness.
- Mr. Woodhouse is the mildest of men, yet being a member of the Austen world, he is precise in his mildness.
- The real reason was Saul's too great mildness, a drawback in a ruler.