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mild·ly / ˈmīldlē/ • adv. in a mild manner, in particular without anger or severity. ∎  not seriously or dangerously: he had suffered mildly from the illness since he was 23. ∎  to a slight extent: he kept his voice mildly curious.PHRASES: to put it mildly (or putting it mildly) used to imply that the reality is more extreme, usually worse: the proposals were, to put it mildly, unpopular.