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 ?
Reptiles - Climate West of the Mountains - Mildness of the Temperature.
writes word that she could not get the young lady to assign any cause for her extraordinary conduct, which confirms me in my own previous explanation of it, Frederica is too shy, I think, and too much in awe of me to tell tales, but if the mildness of her uncle should get anything out of her, I am not afraid.
The mildness I have mentioned seemed to emanate from her whole being.
Whether the flitting attendance of the one still and solitary jet had gradually worked upon Ahab, so that he was now prepared to connect the ideas of mildness and repose with the first sight of the particular whale he pursued; however this was, or whether his eagerness betrayed him; whichever way it might have been, no sooner did he distinctly perceive the white mass, than with a quick intensity he instantly gave orders for lowering.
The master is a person of an excellent disposition and is remarkable in the ship for his gentleness and the mildness of his discipline.
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.
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.
our summer atones with its mildness for the dreariness and perils of our winter; it has even given me a colour, pale-face as I am--I can feel it burn on my cheek.
Occasionally he came in, stirred the small fire which sufficed for the increasing mildness of the spring, and went out again; sometimes pausing at the front door, going on to the drawing-room, then returning again to the front door.
Anna Pavlovna turned toward him and, with a Christian mildness that expressed forgiveness of his indiscretion, nodded and said: "I hope to see you again, but I also hope you will change your opinions, my dear Monsieur Pierre.
When time for payment arrives, if you exhibit a familiarity with legal rates you come to know what contempt is; if you find that you have left your pocketbook behind you are made to realise the mildness of Dante's imagination.
Popery, Popery,' said the secretary with his usual mildness.