Meaning of “mild” in the English Dictionary

"mild" in British English

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mildadjective

uk /maɪld/ us /maɪld/

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

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mild adjective (GENTLE)

gentle and calm:

a shy, mild sort of guy
mildness
noun [ U ] uk /ˈmaɪld.nəs/ us /ˈmaɪld.nəs/

mildness of manner

mildnoun [ U ]

uk /maɪld/ us /maɪld/

a dark beer that does not have a very strong or bitter taste

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(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:

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)