from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a mild manner or degree; softly; gently; tenderly; not roughly or violently; moderately.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In a mild manner.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb In a mild manner.
  • adverb To a mild degree; slightly.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb to a moderate degree
  • adverb in a gentle manner


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

mild +‎ -ly


  • CNN was unable to reach the three lawyers for comment, but CIA spokesman George Little responded, "This, to put it mildly, is something with which we do not agree."

    Disbarment of lawyers involved in interrogation policies sought

  • The RBA has left its key cash rate steady at 4.75% since November, a stance it describes as mildly restrictive.

    Australia Central Bank Raises Inflation Outlook

  • Muris came in mildly supportive of the deal and got quite suspicious in the middle.

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  • Considering I don't know anything about these two, it's hard to say whether their involvement will make or break this project, but for now I'll remain mildly optimistic because of Breck Eisner, of Sahara previously, and producer Neal Moritz, of I Am Legend and Vantage Point recently.

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  • It is a multi-grain mildly spiced pancake that is simply bursting with flavor and nutrition.

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  • Before Kirk could respond, Sonak turned in his chair, his expression mildly perplexed.


  • Mark Twain mildly satirized his contemporaries in The Gilded Age, but he also gave himself up to the prevailing fever, and made and lost vast sums of money.

    Mark Twain: The Licensed Jester

  • McNair put in mildly, in an attempt to bring me back to the original issue.

    Aleta Dey

  • The central bank has kept its benchmark interest rate at 4.75 percent since November, the highest in the developed world and a level it termed "mildly restrictive" earlier this month. -- Top News

  • They offered to let me read their letters, and make believe it was you saying all those romantic things to me, but that’s no good, so I’ll just keep waiting patiently, to put the word mildly.

    I Walked The Line


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