mildness mildness

Definition(s):

  1. (n) good weather with comfortable temperatures
  2. (n) acting in a manner that is gentle and mild and even-tempered
  3. (n) mercifulness as a consequence of being lenient or tolerant

Usage(s):

  1. For this aim we shall offer what we hold dear: womanish traits of goodness and mildness.
  2. The reason for Franco's sudden mildness was not far to seek.
  3. The mildness of the Rumanian armistice terms was an invitation to all remaining German satellites to switch sides.

News

  • NY Man Who Randomly Assaulted Bus Driver Sentenced to No Jail Time

    Legal Transportation workers and prosecutors are furious about the mildness of a court’s recent sentence for a Bronx man who randomly assaulted a bus driver and received no jail time. Bronx Supreme Court judge John Carter sentenced the 32-year-old Fernando Lopez to five years probation, though he pled guilty in May to attacking bus driver Jose Rondon, according to the NY Daily News. Lopez ...
    on July 25, 2013     Source: Opposing Views

Quotes

  1. "In no country is criminal justice administered with more mildness than in the United States," Alexis de Tocqueville, who toured American penitentiaries in 1831, wrote in "Democracy in America."
    on Apr 22, 2008 By: Alexis de Tocqueville Source: New York Times

  2. Paul Krugman argues that grassroots opposition to financial reform is corporate-driven: "Many Obama supporters have been disappointed by what they see as the administration's mildness on regulatory issues ? its embrace of limited financial reform...
    on May 24, 2010 By: Paul Krugman Source: Washington Post

  3. "His personality is one of great mildness," said Archbishop Daniel DiNardo, Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. "He's a very mild-mannered individual when you meet him personally. He had a very wry sense of humor."
    on Apr 19, 2005 By: Daniel N DiNardo Source: KHOU

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