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 ?
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.
Then he added more mildly, "I have a message, dear Madam, to your husband, which I must not deliver in your presence; and, if you would suffer us to retire for a few minutes " But my Wife would not listen to the proposal that our august Visitor should so incommode himself, and assuring the Circle that the hour of her own retirement had long passed, with many reiterated apologies for her recent indiscretion, she at last retreated to her apartment.
The wizened-looking little man came and watched them benevolently, peering every now and then through his spectacles, and applauding mildly any particularly good stroke.
In this attitude the White Whale now shook the slight cedar as a mildly cruel cat her mouse.
Damon likewise, when they heard the story of Tom and Ned, is stating it mildly.
Surely there is no better way, to stop the rising of new sects and schisms, than to reform abuses; to compound the smaller differences; to proceed mildly, and not with sanguinary persecutions; and rather to take off the principal authors by winning and advancing them, than to enrage them by violence and bitterness.
I had no chance to talk with you, Prince, during the animated conversation in which that venerable gentleman involved me," he said with a mildly contemptuous smile, as if intimating by that smile that he and Prince Andrew understood the insignificance of the people with whom he had just been talking.
It seems to me," continued the Scarecrow, more mildly, "that your manufacturer spoiled some good pies to create an indifferent man.
To say that I was distracted with terror would be to put it mildly.
The interest of the whole audience, up to then only mildly amused, became suddenly intense.
We'll send for the bird later," he told the landlady, who, still mildly expostulating as she followed them downstairs, failed to notice that the captain of the detectives had carelessly left the door to Daughtry's rooms ajar.
He liked whisky, and I recall sitting whole afternoons in my den, drinking steadily with him, drink for drink, until he was mildly lighted up and I was slightly aware that I had drunk some whisky.