1 not very cold
become, turn (esp. BrE)

Later in the week the weather turned very mild.

extremely, fairly, very, etc.

It's relatively mild for the time of year.


The climate in Japan is generally mild.

surprisingly, unseasonably, unusually

The late summer air was surprisingly mild.

2 not severe or strong
be, seem

The infection seems quite mild, so she should be better soon.

extremely, fairly, very, etc.
comparatively, relatively

The pain is comparatively mild at the moment.

3 gentle and kind
be, sound

His voice was deceptively mild.

meek and mild

She's not so meek and mild as she seems.

Mild is used with these nouns: ↑amusement, ↑annoyance, ↑antiseptic, ↑astonishment, ↑attack, ↑bout, ↑case, ↑cheese, ↑chilli, ↑climate, ↑cold, ↑concussion, ↑confusion, ↑cough, ↑curiosity, ↑curry, ↑defect, ↑dehydration, ↑depression, ↑diarrhoea, ↑disability, ↑disappointment, ↑disapproval, ↑discomfort, ↑disease, ↑disgust, ↑downturn, ↑elation, ↑electric shock, ↑euphoria, ↑exaggeration, ↑exasperation, ↑fever, ↑flavour, ↑flu, ↑form, ↑hallucination, ↑handicap, ↑headache, ↑heart attack, ↑hysteria, ↑illness, ↑inconvenience, ↑infection, ↑inflammation, ↑irritation, ↑manner, ↑mustard, ↑narcotic, ↑nausea, ↑pain, ↑panic, ↑paranoia, ↑reaction, ↑rebuke, ↑recession, ↑reproach, ↑sedation, ↑sedative, ↑shampoo, ↑shock, ↑side effect, ↑soap, ↑spell, ↑steel, ↑stroke, ↑surprise, ↑swear word, ↑symptom, ↑taste, ↑term, ↑tone, ↑weather, ↑winter

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