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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
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