mildness


mildness
noun
1. good weather with comfortable temperatures
Syn: ↑clemency
Derivationally related forms: ↑clement (for: ↑clemency), ↑mild
Hypernyms: ↑good weather
Hyponyms: ↑balminess, ↑softness
2. acting in a manner that is gentle and mild and even-tempered
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his fingers have learned gentleness

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suddenly her gigantic power melted into softness for the baby

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even in the pulpit there are moments when mildness of manner is not enough

Syn: ↑gentleness, ↑softness
Derivationally related forms: ↑mild, ↑soft (for: ↑softness), ↑gentle (for: ↑gentleness)
Hypernyms: ↑manner, ↑personal manner
3. mercifulness as a consequence of being lenient or tolerant
Syn: ↑lenience, ↑leniency, ↑lenity
Derivationally related forms: ↑lenient (for: ↑leniency), ↑lenient (for: ↑lenience)
Hypernyms: ↑mercifulness, ↑mercy

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