Fortunately, everyone also thinks things are "mildly better."
I'm not the world's leading Rand Paul fan, to put it mildly, but good for him for speaking at Howard University.
It is a mildly creepy exercise, but, at this point, a generally accepted one.
You're not a huge fan but you're mildly for (say) the Giants.
Her tone was mildly fascinated, as if discussing any other rare natural phenomenon.
The octogenarian looked surprisedly at the cloak, then at Elizabeth, then mildly asked her if she had seen his pipe.
"Sir, you break the illusion of the scene," mildly remonstrates the showman.
And Selwyn found himself drifting, mildly interested in the vapid exchange of civilities which cost nobody a mental effort.
But Miss Fogg said, mildly, "that she thought I wuz mistaken—she thought it wuz."
“I am not magnificent,” she said mildly, wishing that she had put on another dress.
Old English milde "gentle, merciful," from Proto-Germanic *milthjaz- (cf. Old Norse mildr, Old Saxon mildi, Old Frisian milde, Middle Dutch milde, Dutch mild, Old High German milti, German milde "mild," Gothic mildiþa "kindness"), from PIE *meldh-, from root *mel- "soft," with derivatives referring to soft or softened materials (cf. Greek malthon "weakling," myle "mill;" Latin molere "to grind;" Old Irish meldach "tender;" Sanskrit mrdh "to neglect," also "to be moist"). Originally of persons and powers; of the weather from c.1400, of disease from 1744. Also in Old English as an adverb, "mercifully, graciously."