Meaning of MIXED in English


mixed S2 /mɪkst/ BrE AmE adjective

[ Word Family: noun : ↑ mix , ↑ mixer , ↑ mixture ; verb : ↑ mix ; adjective : ↑ mixed ]

1 . [only before noun] consisting of several different types of things or people:

a very mixed group of women

a mixed salad

2 . mixed feelings/emotions if you have mixed feelings or emotions about something, you are not sure whether you like, agree with, or feel happy about it

mixed feelings/emotions about

I had mixed feelings about meeting Laura again.

He watched with mixed emotions.

3 . mixed reaction/response/reviews etc if something gets a mixed reaction etc, some people say they like it or agree with it, but others dislike it or disagree with it:

The film has had mixed reviews from the critics.

Media coverage of the event was mixed.

4 . especially British English for both males and females:

a mixed school

5 . a mixed blessing something that is good in some ways but bad in others:

Having your parents living nearby is a mixed blessing.

6 . a mixed bag

a) a group of things or people that are all very different from each other

a mixed bag of

The concert was a mixed bag of classical and modern music.

Club-goers are a mixed bag these days, and so are the places they go clubbing.

b) something that includes both good and bad parts:

The meat was very good, but the vegetables were rather a mixed bag.

7 . (of) mixed race having parents of different races:

children of mixed race

8 . in mixed company when you are with people of both sexes:

It’s not the sort of joke you tell in mixed company.

⇨ mixed metaphor at ↑ metaphor (2)

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.