mild Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “mild” in the English Dictionary

"mild" in British English

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uk   us   /maɪld/

mild adjective (SLIGHT)

C1 not ​violent, ​severe, or ​extreme: She can't ​accepteven mild ​criticism of her ​work. He has ​suffered a mild ​heartattack - 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 ​describefood or a ​foodflavour that is not very ​strong: He doesn't like a ​hotcurry - he ​prefers a mild one. a mild ​chillisauce

mild adjective (GENTLE)

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

mildnoun [U]

uk   us   /maɪld/
a ​darkbeer that does not have a very ​strong or ​bittertaste
(Definition of mild from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"mild" in American English

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mildadjective [-er/-est only]

 us   /mɑɪld/
not ​violent, ​severe, or ​extreme; ​slight or ​gentle: mild ​criticism a mild ​case of the ​flu She has a very mild ​temperament. If the ​flavor of ​food or a ​smell is ​described as mild, it is not very ​strong. Mild ​weather is not very ​cold or not as ​cold as ​usual.
(Definition of mild from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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