mild punishment

mild punishment
punishment that is not harsh

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • punishment — n. 1) to administer, mete out punishment to 2) to impose, inflict punishment on 3) to escape; suffer, take punishment 4) cruel, cruel and unusual; harsh, severe; just; light, mild punishment 5) capital; corporal; summary punishment 6) (mil.)… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • mild — I UK [maɪld] / US adjective Word forms mild : adjective mild comparative milder superlative mildest ** 1) a mild illness or injury is one that is not serious They were both suffering from a mild bout of flu. brain injuries ranging from mild to… …   English dictionary

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  • mild — 1 adjective 1 WEATHER not too cold or wet, and sometimes pleasantly warm: We had an exceptionally mild winter last year. 2 ILLNESS a mild illness or health problem is not serious: It s nothing just a mild throat infection. 3 FOOD/TASTE not very… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • mild — adj. 1 (esp. of a person) gentle and conciliatory. 2 (of a rule, punishment, illness, feeling, etc.) moderate; not severe. 3 (of the weather, esp. in winter) moderately warm. 4 a (of food, tobacco, etc.) not sharp or strong in taste etc. b Brit.… …   Useful english dictionary

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