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mellow

  

      adj  
1    (esp. of fruits) full-flavoured; sweet; ripe  
2    (esp. of wines) well-matured  
3    (esp. of colours or sounds) soft or rich  
4    kind-hearted, esp. through maturity or old age  
5    genial, as through the effects of alcohol  
6    (of soil) soft and loamy  
      vb  
7    to make or become mellow; soften; mature  
8    foll by: out   to become calm and relaxed or (esp. of a drug) to have a calming or relaxing effect on (someone)  
     (C15: perhaps from Old English meru soft (as through ripeness))  
  mellowly      adv  
  mellowness      n  
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mellow

  

      adj  
1    delicate, full-flavoured, juicy, mature, perfect, rich, ripe, soft, sweet, well-matured  
2    dulcet, euphonic, full, mellifluous, melodious, rich, rounded, smooth, sweet, tuneful, well-tuned  
3    cheerful, cordial, elevated, expansive, genial, half-tipsy, happy, jolly, jovial, merry     (Brit. informal)   relaxed  
      vb  
4    develop, improve, mature, perfect, ripen, season, soften, sweeten  
  
Antonyms     
,       adj  
1    green, immature, raw, sour, unripe  
      vb   brutalize, harden  

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