mildly mildly  /ˈmaɪld li/


  1. (adv) to a moderate degree
  2. (adv) in a gentle manner


  1. Mildly autistic and mildly retarded, Max doesn't speak much, and he didn't respond to my overtures.
  2. They're mildly amused by it.
  3. And he has never recanted his belief that the Fed should tighten credit mildly at the first signs of renewed inflation.


  1. At 'Monsters University,' grade on the curve

    Pixar's prequel "Monsters University" is mildly funny, but not a return to the company's glory days.
    on June 21, 2013     Source:

  2. Economic Report: More workers seek unemployment benefits

    The number of people who applied last week for unemployment benefits rose above 350,000 for the first time in three weeks, but initial claims remained at a level consistent with a mildly improving labor market.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Market Watch

  3. Bernanke sends stocks, bonds sliding

    Amid mildly positive economic news, Fed notice that it may start withdrawing monetary stimulus this year chills investors
    on June 20, 2013     Source: CBS News


  1. Announcing Mr Moore's release, David Miliband, the Foreign Secretary, said he was in "good health", adding: "He is obviously, to put it mildly, absolutely delighted."
    on Dec 31, 2009 By: David Miliband Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  2. "You know, the idea here that somehow these guys are, once again, injecting fear and loathing into this campaign I think is mildly dangerous," Biden added. "I mean, here you have out there these kinds of, you know, incitements out there -- a...
    on Oct 8, 2008 By: Joe Biden Source: Politico

  3. "There have been instances where, to put it mildly, the Iraqis have been offended and not treated properly" by the private guards, Gates said. "So those kinds of activities work at cross-purposes to our larger mission in Iraq."
    on Oct 18, 2007 By: Robert Gates Source: Guardian Unlimited

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