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1. moderate in type or degree or effect or force; far from extreme;
- Example: "a mild winter storm"
- Example: "a mild fever"
- Example: "fortunately the pain was mild"
- Example: "a mild rebuke"
- Example: "mild criticism"

2. humble in spirit or manner; suggesting retiring mildness or even cowed submissiveness;
- Example: "meek and self-effacing"
[syn: meek, mild, modest]

3. mild and pleasant;
- Example: "balmy days and nights"
- Example: "the climate was mild and conducive to life or growth"
- Example: "a soft breeze"
[syn: balmy, mild, soft]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Mild \Mild\ (m[imac]ld), a. [Compar. Milder; superl. Mildest.] [AS. milde; akin to OS. mildi, D. & G. mild, OHG. milti, Icel. mildr, Sw. & Dan. mild, Goth. milds; cf. Lith. melas dear, Gr. ? gladdening gifts.] Gentle; pleasant; kind; soft; bland; clement; hence, moderate in degree or quality; -- the opposite of harsh, severe, irritating, violent, disagreeable, etc.; -- applied to persons and things; as, a mild disposition; a mild eye; a mild air; a mild medicine; a mild insanity. [1913 Webster] The rosy morn resigns her light And milder glory to the noon. --Waller. [1913 Webster] Adore him as a mild and merciful Being. --Rogers. [1913 Webster] Mild steel, or Low steel, steel that has but little carbon in it and is not readily hardened. [1913 Webster] Syn: Soft; gentle; bland; calm; tranquil; soothing; pleasant; placid; meek; kind; tender; indulgent; clement; mollifying; lenitive; assuasive. See Gentle. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

mild adj 1: moderate in type or degree or effect or force; far from extreme; "a mild winter storm"; "a mild fever"; "fortunately the pain was mild"; "a mild rebuke"; "mild criticism" [ant: intense] 2: humble in spirit or manner; suggesting retiring mildness or even cowed submissiveness; "meek and self-effacing" [syn: meek, mild, modest] 3: mild and pleasant; "balmy days and nights"; "the climate was mild and conducive to life or growth"; "a soft breeze" [syn: balmy, mild, soft]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

155 Moby Thesaurus words for "mild": Saturnian, accepting, aestival, affable, agreeable, amiable, balmy, benign, benignant, bland, blood-hot, blood-warm, bonhomous, bright, broken, calid, calm, calming, chastened, choice, clement, compassionate, complaisant, conciliatory, cordial, dainty, dead, deferential, delicate, demulcent, dilute, diluted, docile, domesticated, dovelike, easy, easy-natured, easygoing, emollient, equable, equatorial, exquisite, fade, faint, fair, flat, flavorless, forbearant, forbearing, forgiving, genial, gentle, good-humored, good-natured, good-tempered, gruelly, halcyon, housebroken, humane, humble, inane, indifferent, indulgent, inoffensive, insipid, jejune, judicious, kind, kindly, lamblike, lax, lenient, lenitive, luke, lukewarm, meek, mellow, mellowy, merciful, mild as milk, milk-and-water, moderate, modest, mollified, mollifying, nonresistive, nonrigid, nonviolent, obeisant, obliging, pacific, pacifistic, pappy, passive, patient, peaceable, peaceful, placid, pleasant, prudent, pulpy, quiet, room-temperature, sapless, savorless, serene, smooth, sober, soft, soft as putty, softened, softening, soothing, spiceless, stale, subdued, submissive, subservient, subtropical, summery, sunny, sunshiny, sweet, sweet-tempered, tame, tamed, tasteless, temperate, tender, tepid, thermal, thermic, thin, toasty, tolerant, tractable, tranquil, tropical, unassuming, unflavored, unfrozen, unsavory, vapid, warm, warm as toast, warmish, washy, watered, watered-down, watery, weak, well-natured, whisper-soft, wishy-washy, yielding