Definition of mixed in English:

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Pronunciation: /mikst/


1Consisting of different qualities or elements: a varied, mixed diet beaches with mixed sand and shingle
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  • The proposed site consists of a trading estate, made up of a mixed quality of industrial buildings, many of which are empty.
  • Most people maintain health and adequate protein intake from a mixed, varied diet.
  • Mr Mumford said the council was seeking to achieve high quality, new and refurbished office space as part of mixed retail/residential led projects.
assorted, varied, variegated, miscellaneous, disparate, diverse, diversified, motley, sundry, jumbled, heterogeneous
1.1(Of an assessment of, reaction to, or feeling about something) containing a mixture of both favorable and negative elements: the movie opened last Friday to mixed reviews I had mixed feelings about seeing Laura again
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  • That moment outside the theatre stirred my already mixed feelings about reviewing Canadian movies.
  • This got a mixed reaction, more negative than positive from the crowd.
  • And despite the mixed reaction and reviews, his restructuring efforts drew keen attention both at home and abroad.
ambivalent, equivocal, contradictory, conflicting, confused, muddled
1.2Composed of different varieties of the same thing: crab on a bed of mixed greens
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  • There's a nice serve-yourself salad of mixed greens, tomatoes, cabbage, carrot and cauliflower, accompanied by creamy dressing.
  • It comes with a nice mixed greens salad on the side.
  • In place of kidney beans, I buy a can of mixed beans (for variety in colour and taste).
hybrid, cross-bred, interbred, mongrel, half-caste
1.3Involving or showing a mixture of races or social classes: people of mixed race
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  • Up until the final ten minutes this has been an intelligent, witty and unusually shrewd look at the social acceptance of mixed race relationships.
  • Detectives were last night appealing for information to help trace the alleged attacker, who is of mixed race, in his early 20s, and about 5ft 7in.
  • The second offender was of around 13 to 16 years old of mixed race, 5ft 2in to 5ft 4in and had short dark hair.
1.4(Especially of an educational establishment or a sports team or competition) of or for members of both sexes: the college’s mixed hockey team
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  • Well we're competing against the women's division too and won, and also we're competing against mixed teams.
  • She also achieved a silver medal in the mixed team randori.
  • I believe it is the only sport designed for mixed teams.


Late Middle English mixt: from Old French mixte, from Latin mixtus, past participle of miscere 'to mix'.

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