mixed

mixed
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1) ADJ-GRADED: usu ADJ n If you have mixed feelings about something or someone, you feel uncertain about them because you can see both good and bad points about them.

I came home from the meeting with mixed feelings...

There has been a very mixed reaction to the decision.

2) ADJ-GRADED A mixed group of people consists of people of many different types.

I found a very mixed group of individuals some of whom I could relate to and others with whom I had very little in common...

The community is very mixed, not least because there are plenty of small industrial enterprises.

3) ADJ: usu ADJ n Mixed is used to describe something that involves people from two or more different races.

...a woman of mixed race...

She had attended a racially mixed school.

4) ADJ: usu ADJ n Mixed education or accommodation is intended for both males and females.

Girls who have always been at a mixed school know how to stand up for themselves...

The spa has 6 indoor pools, 2 for women only, 2 for men only, and 2 for mixed bathing.

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5) ADJ: ADJ n Mixed is used to describe something which includes or consists of different things of the same general kind.

...a small mixed salad...

The mixed forest is cut commercially but is also carefully conserved to look good.

...a teaspoon of mixed herbs.

6) a mixed blessingsee blessing

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