Definition of unmild in English:


Pronunciation /(ˌ)ʌnˈmʌɪld/


  • Not mild or gentle; harsh, rough, bitter; unkind, cruel; contrary, rebellious.


Old English; earliest use found in Bede's Ecclesiastical History. Cognate with or formed similarly to Middle Dutch onmilde (Dutch †onmild), Middle Low German unmilde, Old High German unmilti (Middle High German unmilte, unmilde, German (now rare) unmild), Old Icelandic úmildr, Old Swedish omilder (Swedish omild), Old Danish umild (Danish umild), Gothic unmilds from the Germanic base of un- + the Germanic base of mild.