Mildest
Mild Mild (m[imac]ld), a. [Compar. {Milder}; superl. {Mildest}.] [AS. milde; akin to OS. mildi, D. & G. mild, OHG. milti, Icel. mildr, Sw. & Dan. mild, Goth. milds; cf. Lith. melas dear, Gr. ? gladdening gifts.] Gentle; pleasant; kind; soft; bland; clement; hence, moderate in degree or quality; -- the opposite of harsh, severe, irritating, violent, disagreeable, etc.; -- applied to persons and things; as, a mild disposition; a mild eye; a mild air; a mild medicine; a mild insanity. [1913 Webster]

The rosy morn resigns her light And milder glory to the noon. --Waller. [1913 Webster]

Adore him as a mild and merciful Being. --Rogers. [1913 Webster]

{Mild steel}, or {Low steel}, steel that has but little carbon in it and is not readily hardened. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Soft; gentle; bland; calm; tranquil; soothing; pleasant; placid; meek; kind; tender; indulgent; clement; mollifying; lenitive; assuasive. See {Gentle}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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