mildness


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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:
Noun1.mildness - good weather with comfortable temperaturesmildness - good weather with comfortable temperatures
good weather - weather suitable for outdoor activities
balminess, softness - the quality of weather that is deliciously mild and soothing; "the day's heat faded into balminess"; "the climate had the softness of the south of France"
2.mildness - acting in a manner that is gentle and mild and even-tempered; "his fingers have learned gentleness"; "suddenly her gigantic power melted into softness for the baby"; "even in the pulpit there are moments when mildness of manner is not enough"
personal manner, manner - a way of acting or behaving
3.mildness - mercifulness as a consequence of being lenient or tolerantmildness - mercifulness as a consequence of being lenient or tolerant
mercifulness, mercy - a disposition to be kind and forgiving; "in those days a wife had to depend on the mercifulness of her husband"

mildness

Translations
لَطافَه، إعْتِدال
mírnost
blidhedmildhed
mildi
hafifliknaziklikyumuşaklık

mildness

[ˈmaɪldnɪs] N
1. (Met) [of weather, climate] → lo templado
2. (= weakness) [of cigar, detergent, shampoo, rebuke, criticism] → suavidad f; [of symptoms] → levedad f
3. (= pleasantness) [of person, disposition] → afabilidad f, placidez f; [of words] → dulzura f; [of manner] → gentileza f, afabilidad f

mildness

[ˈmaɪldnɪs] n
[person, nature, character] → douceur f
There was a mildness about his manner → Ses manières étaient empreintes d'une certaine douceur.
[air, weather, day] → douceur f
[attack, reproof, criticism] → mollesse f
[soap, shampoo] → douceur f

mildness

n
(= gentleness) (of climate, weather, day, soap, punishment)Milde f; (of breeze, criticism, rebuke)Sanftheit f; (of medicine)Leichtheit f; (of person, character)Sanftmütigkeit f
(in flavour) → Milde f; (of cigarettes)Milde f, → Leichtheit f
(= slightness: of illness) → leichte Form

mildness

[ˈmaɪldnɪs] n (of climate, punishment, weather, effect) → mitezza; (of character, person) → mitezza, dolcezza; (of cheese, dish) → sapore m delicato, delicatezza; (of sedative, beer, cigar) → leggerezza; (of illness) → non gravità f inv

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 ?
That ghastly whiteness it is which imparts such an abhorrent mildness, even more loathsome than terrific, to the dumb gloating of their aspect.
But even so, amid the tornadoed Atlantic of my being, do I myself still for ever centrally disport in mute calm; and while ponderous planets of unwaning woe revolve round me, deep down and deep inland there i still bathe me in eternal mildness of joy.
Even before Miss Taylor had ceased to hold the nominal office of governess, the mildness of her temper had hardly allowed her to impose any restraint; and the shadow of authority being now long passed away, they had been living together as friend and friend very mutually attached, and Emma doing just what she liked; highly esteeming Miss Taylor's judgment, but directed chiefly by her own.
He replied with his accustomary mildness to all her inquiries, but without satisfying her in any.
When I could get him to listen, I saw it pleased him that his sister had left her husband; whom he abhorred with an intensity which the mildness of his nature would scarcely seem to allow.
Scepter and Power, thy giving, I assume, And gladlier shall resign, when in the end Thou shalt be All in All, and I in thee For ever, and in mee all whom thou lov'st: But whom thou hat'st, I hate, and can put on Thy terrors, as I put thy mildness on, Image of thee in all things; and shall soon, Armd with thy might, rid heav'n of these rebell'd, To thir prepar'd ill Mansion driven down To chains of Darkness, and th' undying Worm, That from thy just obedience could revolt, Whom to obey is happiness entire.
If mildness were the more natural expression of such a combination of features, it was plain, that in the present instance, the exercise of habitual superiority, and the reception of general homage, had given to the Saxon lady a loftier character, which mingled with and qualified that bestowed by nature.
Yours is the old system of making laws and enforcing them by penalties, and the superiority of Alton College to other colleges is due, not to any difference of system, but to the comparative reasonableness of its laws and the mildness and judgment with which they are enforced.
They forgot immediately their natural temper, their ferocity and haughtiness were softened into mildness and submission; they asked pardon for their insolence, and we were ever after good friends.
Look at Aramis, now; Aramis is mildness and grace personified.
And by the rapid glance that the young man's eyes shot forth, Villefort saw how much energy lay hid beneath this mildness.
She endeavoured to secure Jane in her interest; but Jane, with all possible mildness, declined interfering; and Elizabeth, sometimes with real earnestness, and sometimes with playful gaiety, replied to her attacks.