gently vs mildly what difference

what is difference between gently and mildly

English

Etymology

From Middle English gentilly, gentlych, gentilliche, equivalent to gentle +‎ -ly, with *-lely simplified to -ly by haplology.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈdʒɛntli/
  • Hyphenation: gen‧tly

Adverb

gently (comparative gentlier or more gently, superlative gentliest or most gently)

  1. In a gentle manner.

Antonyms

  • roughly

Translations



English

Etymology

mild +‎ -ly

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈmaɪldli/

Adverb

mildly (comparative more mildly, superlative most mildly)

  1. In a mild manner.
  2. To a mild degree; slightly.
    a mildly amusing joke

Derived terms

  • to put it mildly

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