[ US /ˈmaɪɫdɫi/ ]
[ UK /mˈa‍ɪldli/ ]
  1. in a gentle manner
    he talked gently to the injured animal
  2. to a moderate degree
    he was mildly interested
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How To Use mildly In A Sentence

  • Second, at the same time, I'm somewhat surprised and mildly appalled that this story hasn't generated a lot of buzz in the blogosphere.
  • Yet, going to their house could be mildly upsetting.
  • He took to antiquarianism, which is a sort of philtre, driving its votaries mildly insane, and filling them with emotions which, on the whole, are probably more often happy than grievous. Hawthorne and His Circle
  • In any case, Pang et al. may have unknowingly found an unstated risk for hospital birth of having a mildly premature baby.
  • He fixed her with a mildly reproving glance which diluted quickly into a fond grin.
  • So it's mildly surprising to hear the axeman sounding like some gentle bod who works at your local guitar shop. Times, Sunday Times
  • The first time he had drunk it he had been violently sick, then had fallen to the ground in a dead faint as the mildly poisonous root exploded through his system.
  • He sets all of this action in a kind of unnamed anywhere, a mildly bizarro world of wacky mini-mart customers, humdrum garden apartments and seething ennui.
  • The effect on his colleagues would have been only mildly eased by the fact that Laplace was right!
  • He was almost physically pained by rigid doctrinal systems, and mildly revolted by the idea of discipleship.
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