mild-mannered


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mild-mannered

adj
gentle and polite
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.mild-mannered - behaving in or having a mild or gentle mannermild-mannered - behaving in or having a mild or gentle manner
mild - moderate in type or degree or effect or force; far from extreme; "a mild winter storm"; "a mild fever"; "fortunately the pain was mild"; "a mild rebuke"; "mild criticism"
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mild-mannered

[ˈmaɪldˈmænəd] ADJapacible

mild-mannered

[ˌmaɪldˈmænəd] adj to be mild-manneredessere dal carattere docile
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