[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.
The rosy morn resigns her light
And milder glory to the noon. --Waller.
Adore him as a mild and merciful Being. --Rogers.
Mild steel, or Low steel, steel that has but little
carbon in it and is not readily hardened.
Syn: Soft; gentle; bland; calm; tranquil; soothing; pleasant;
placid; meek; kind; tender; indulgent; clement;
mollifying; lenitive; assuasive. See Gentle.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
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