Definition of mildness in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈmʌɪldnəs


[mass noun]
  • 2Lack of severity: the mildness of her disease
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    • 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.
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    • "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 everyone
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    • 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.

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