Mild and Rough


Mild adjective - Marked by temperatures that are neither too high nor too low.
Usage example: the mild weather that makes springtime such a delight

Rough is an antonym for mild in topics: temperate, gentle, easygoing.

Nearby Words: mildness, mildly


Rough adjective - Difficult to endure.
Usage example: I've had a rough time of it since I lost my job

Mild is an antonym for rough in topics: harsh, rude, stormy, uneven, approximate.

Both words in one sentence

  • Video Game / Conquest Frontier Wars Blackwell's personality 'is' a little rough around the edges, but its actually relatively mild.
  • If the mild-mannered Clark Kent starts speaking and acting rough and is sexually aggressive, you could bet your lucky stars that he is on red kryptonite.
  • Berserk: As far as Good People Have Good Sex goes in this series, Guts and Casca's first time isn't exactly picture perfect, with Casca bleeding from penetration and being in mild discomfort during Guts' rough, frantic, and all-in-all inexperienced love-making.
    Source: Idealized Sex
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