American English

Definition of mixed adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1having both good and bad qualities or feelings The weather has been very mixed recently. I still have mixed feelings about going to Brazil (= I am not sure what to think). The play was given a mixed reception by the critics (= some liked it, some did not). U.S. athletes had mixed fortunes in yesterday's competition.
  2. 2[only before noun] consisting of different kinds of people, for example, people from different races and cultures a mixed community people of mixed race a mixed marriage (= between two people of different races or religions)
  3. 3[only before noun] consisting of different types of the same thing a mixed salad
  4. 4[usually before noun] of or for both males and females I'd rather not talk about it in mixed company.
  5. Idioms
    a mixed blessing/a blessing and a curse
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    something that has advantages and disadvantages Wealth can be a mixed blessing. A home studio can be a blessing and a curse for a workaholic.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: mixed