mildly
adverb see mild

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • mildly — [mīld′lē] adv. 1. in a mild manner 2. to a mild degree; somewhat to put it mildly to state it with or as if with restraint * * * See mild. * * * …   Universalium

  • mildly — (adv.) O.E. mildelice graciously, affably, kindly; see MILD (Cf. mild) + LY (Cf. ly) (2). Phrase to put it mildly is attested from 1929 …   Etymology dictionary

  • mildly — [mīld′lē] adv. 1. in a mild manner 2. to a mild degree; somewhat to put it mildly to state it with or as if with restraint …   English World dictionary

  • Mildly — Mild ly, adv. In a mild manner. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mildly — index fairly (moderately) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • mildly — mild|ly [ˈmaıldli] adv 1.) slightly ▪ The drug is only mildly addictive. ▪ I felt mildly depressed. 2.) to put it mildly spoken used to say that you could use much stronger words to describe something ▪ Losing two members of staff was unfortunate …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • mildly — mild|ly [ maıldli ] adverb 1. ) slightly but not very: Some of the stories were mildly amusing. 2. ) not showing any strong feelings: Hello, Hilary, he said mildly. to put it mildly SPOKEN used for saying that the words you have chosen are not as …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • mildly — adverb 1 (+ adj) slightly: The drug is only mildly addictive. 2 to put it mildly spoken used when saying that you could use much stronger words to describe something: The manager wasn t very happy, to put it mildly, when you came in two hours… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • mildly — [[t]ma͟ɪldli[/t]] 1) see mild 2) PHRASE: V inflects You use to put it mildly to indicate that you are describing something in language that is much less strong, direct, or critical than what you really think. But not all the money, to put it… …   English dictionary

  • mildly */ — UK [ˈmaɪldlɪ] / US adverb 1) slightly but not very Some of the stories were mildly amusing. 2) not showing any strong feelings Hello, Hilary, he said mildly. • to put it mildly …   English dictionary

  • mildly — [ˈmaɪldli] adv slightly but not very Some of the stories were mildly amusing.[/ex] • to put it mildly spoken used for saying that the words you have chosen are not as extreme as they could have been[/ex] The pay cut was unpopular, to put it… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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