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only before noun
consisting of several different types of things or people
a very mixed group of women
a mixed salad
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.
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.
especially British English
for both males and females
a mixed school
a mixed blessing
something that is good in some ways but bad in others
Having your parents living nearby is a mixed blessing.
a mixed bag
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.
something that includes both good and bad parts
The meat was very good, but the vegetables were rather a mixed bag.
(of) mixed race
having parents of different races
children of mixed race
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
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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