- 1Not severe, serious, or harsh: mild criticism mild flu-like symptomsMore example sentences
- It's called multiple because many scattered areas of the brain and spinal cord may be affected and symptoms can be mild or severe and come and go unpredictably.
- In 20 percent of cases, mild flu-like symptoms are experienced.
- In moderate poisoning, the symptoms listed for mild poisoning become more severe.
- 1.1(Of weather) moderately warm, especially less cold than expected: mild wintersMore example sentences
- Tropical continental air is very dry and tends to bring very warm weather during the summer and unseasonably mild weather during the winter.
- Plants suffer most when warm / mild weather is suddenly replaced with cold.
- October has come round again and the weather is still mild, with the cold snap we had last weekend coming as a shock.
- 1.2(Of a feeling) not intense or extreme: she looked at him in mild surpriseMore example sentences
- From mild irritation to intense rage, anger increases the heart rate and blood pressure.
- And just as different PC pests annoy people in different ways, so our reactions vary from mild annoyance to extreme anger.
- The technician's face was stuck between mild agitation and intense curiosity.
- 1.3(Of a medicine or cosmetic) acting gently: a mild sedativeMore example sentences
- Biopsies can be uncomfortable and you may be given a mild sedative or local anaesthetic.
- Hart explains that the gas acts as a mild analgesic and a sedative.
- A range of ointments is available that contain local anaesthetics, mild astringents, or steroids.
- 1.4(Of food, drink, or tobacco) not sharp, hot, or strong in flavour: a mild Italian cheeseMore example sentences
- Shepherd's purse leaves, which have a mild mustard flavour, have been used as a green vegetable in many regions.
- The effect of the hot tea bag, and still-warm mug, is to take the chill off the milk - and impregnate it with a mild tea flavour.
- With the beef came four dips: three were mayonnaise-based - flavoured with mustard, mild curry or lime - and a tomato salsa.
- 2Gentle and not easily provoked: she was implacable, despite her mild exteriorMore example sentences
- Ann was a lady of gentle and mild disposition who was very well liked in the area.
- His voice, which was always mild and gentle, suddenly became harsh.
- The apparently mild exterior and the guileless blue eyes mask a single-minded determination to carve out a successful career.
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- A kind of dark beer not strongly flavoured with hops.More example sentences
- They still brew a delicious dark mild which is one of my favourite drinks.
- ‘It is very typically Manchester as it is a dark mild,’ he said.
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- With most traditional dance spaces asleep for the summer, the Théâtre de Verdure is still where it's at for dance during these mildish nights.
- I've had a couple of mildish attacks of the palpitations, soon vanquished with my little puffer spray of trinitrate or whatever they call it.
- This is certainly a mildish form of persecution, but it doesn't stay mild.
Old English milde (originally in the sense 'gracious, not severe in command'), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch and German mild, from an Indo-European root shared by Latin mollis and Greek malthakos 'soft'.