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mild

adjective uk   /maɪld/ us  

mild adjective (SLIGHT)

C1 not violent, severe, or extreme: She can't accept even mild criticism of her work. He has suffered a mild heart attack - nothing too serious.
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mild adjective (WEATHER)

B1 Mild weather is not very cold or not as cold as usual: We've had a mild winter this year.

mild adjective (FOOD)

B2 used to describe food or a food flavour that is not very strong: He doesn't like a hot curry - he prefers a mild one. a mild chilli sauce

mild adjective (GENTLE)

gentle and calm: a shy, mild sort of guy
mildness
noun [U] uk   /ˈmaɪld.nəs/ us  
mildness of manner

mild

noun [U] uk   /maɪld/ us  
a dark beer that does not have a very strong or bitter taste
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