mildly


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mild

 (mīld)
adj. mild·er, mild·est
1. Gentle or kind in disposition, manners, or behavior.
2.
a. Moderate in type, degree, effect, or force: a mild pipe tobacco; a mild sedative.
b. Not extreme: a mild winter storm.
c. Warm and full of sunshine; pleasant: a mild spring day; mild weather in June.
3. Not severe or acute: a mild fever.
4. Easily molded, shaped, or worked; malleable: mild steel.
intr.v. mild·ed, mild·ing, milds
Texas & Virginia To diminish or decrease. Used of the wind or a storm. See Note at fair1.

[Middle English, from Old English milde; see mel- in Indo-European roots.]

mild′ly adv.
mild′ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.mildly - to a moderate degree; "he was mildly interested"
2.mildly - in a gentle mannermildly - in a gentle manner; "he talked gently to the injured animal"
Translations
بِلَطافَه، باعْتِدال
mírně
blidtmildt
enyhén
blíîlega, mjúklega
birazhafifçekibarcatatlılıkla

mildly

[ˈmaɪldlɪ] ADV
1. (= gently) [say, reply] → suavemente, con suavidad
2. (= slightly) [amusing, surprised, interested, irritated] → ligeramente
3. (= weakly) [protest] → débilmente; [rebuke] → con suavidad, suavemente
he was only mildly criticized for his actionssólo recibió críticas moderadas por sus acciones
4. to put it mildly: to put it mildly, I was crossdecir que estaba enfadado es quedarse corto
he's a low-down thief, and that's putting it mildlyes un cochino ladrón por no decir algo peor

mildly

[ˈmaɪldli] adv
[say] → doucement
[surprised, alarmed] → légèrement; [amusing, surprising] → assez
I'm only mildly surprised → Je ne suis que légèrement surpris.
[spiced] → légèrement
to put it mildly → c'est le moins qu'on puisse dire
But not all the money, to put it mildly, has been used wisely → Tout l'argent n'a pas été bien dépensé, c'est le moins qu'on puisse dire.
To say we are disappointed is putting it mildly
BUT Dire que nous sommes déçus, le terme est faible.mild-mannered [ˌmaɪldˈmænərd] adjdoux(douce)

mildly

advleicht; say, asksanft; scold, rebuke, protest, curse, replymilde; to put it mildlygelinde gesagt; … and that’s putting it mildly… und das ist noch milde ausgedrückt; they seemed mildly interestedsie machten einen leicht interessierten Eindruck; to be mildly critical of somethingetw milde kritisieren

mildly

[ˈmaɪldlɪ] adv (gently) → gentilmente, dolcemente, delicatamente; (slightly) → vagamente
to put it mildly (fam) → per usare un eufemismo, a dir poco

mild

(maild) adjective
1. (of a person or his personality) gentle in temper or behaviour. such a mild man.
2. (of punishment etc) not severe. a mild sentence.
3. (of weather especially if not in summer) not cold; rather warm. a mild spring day.
4. (of spices, spiced foods etc) not hot. a mild curry.
ˈmildly adverb
ˈmildness noun
References in classic literature ?
Aunt March saw that she had begun wrong, and after a little pause, made a fresh start, saying as mildly as she could, "Now, Meg, my dear, be reasonable and take my advice.
Damon likewise, when they heard the story of Tom and Ned, is stating it mildly.
Usually, when Lena referred to her life in the country at all, she dismissed it with a single remark, humorous or mildly cynical.
Soft, mildly, and cheerfully contemplative, with full, red lips, just on the verge of a smile, which the eyes seemed to herald by a gentle kindling-up of their orbs
He only asked for water --fresh water -- something to wipe the brine off; that done, he put on dry clothes, lighted his pipe, and leaning against the bulwarks, and mildly eyeing those around him, seemed to be saying to himself -- It's a mutual, joint-stock world, in all meridians.
This coin speaks wisely, mildly, truly, but still sadly to me.
They fared mildly, Sandy, considering how that kind of crime is regarded in this country.
If one told them to do a thing their ancestors had not done for a thousand years they gazed at one mildly and said, "It is not the custom" and one knew that was the end of the matter.
asked the passenger, then, with mildly quavering speech.
If this had never been between us,' said the girl, looking mildly, but with steadiness, upon him;' tell me, would you seek me out and try to win me now.
Chillip, looking mildly at my aunt with his head on one side, and making her a little bow, said, in allusion to the jewellers' cotton, as he softly touched his left ear:
Silas started a little at the change to a questioning tone, and answered mildly, "I don't know; I can't rightly say--it's a long while since.