(Of a person) suffering from psychological or emotional problems: a lonely mixed-up teenager
More example sentences
- It as almost as if I am back in the mid-to-late 1970s: a wounded, mixed-up kid suffering in an environment which he perceives as callously indifferent, bordering on overtly hostile.
- Put more baldly, he was recognisably mixed-up; and although that made him maddeningly undependable as a politician, it humanised him as a man.
- He is a very mixed-up man, very contradictory in what he says and how he says it.
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