Mild (?), 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
The rosy morn resigns her light Waller.
And milder glory to the noon.
Adore him as a mild and merciful
Mild, or Low,
steel, steel that has but little carbon in it
and is not readily hardened.
Syn. -- Soft; gentle; bland; calm; tranquil; soothing;
pleasant; placid; meek; kind; tender; indulgent; clement; mollifying;
lenitive; assuasive. See Gentle.