One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘he continued in the same mild tone of voice’
gentle, tender, soft, soft-hearted, tender-hearted, sensitive, sympathetic, warm, warm-hearted, unassuming, conciliatory, placid, meek, modest, docile, calm, tranquil, serene, peaceful, peaceable, pacific, good-natured, amiable, affable, genial, easy, easy-going, mellow
2‘a mild punishment’
lenient, clement, light
compassionate, pitying, forgiving, merciful, forbearing, humane
3‘he was eyeing her with mild interest’
slight, faint, vague, minimal, half-hearted, paltry, meagre, superficial, nominal, token, feeble, indifferent, imperceptible
warm, balmy, equable, temperate, gentle, soft, moderate, favourable, clement
5‘a mild curry’
bland, insipid, flavourless, tasteless, savourless, spiceless
thin, watery, watered down
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