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. 2012