to a moderate degree;
"he was mildly interested"
in a gentle manner;
"he talked gently to the injured animal"
- She complained loudly to the shopkeeper, who answered her mildly.
- "They do sound like frauds," said my husband mildly.
- The chairman didn't act very sensibly, to put it mildly.
- Bob said mildly "it's his house, not ours."
- He put the case very mildly.
A mildly mixed-up little boy.出自：Spectator