- joined or mingled in a single mass or compound; blended
- made up of different or incongruous parts, groups, elements, classes, races, etc.
- consisting of or involving both sexes: a mixed doubles match in tennis, a joke unsuitable for mixed company
- characterized by or consisting of both positive and negative features, judgments, etc.: critical response to the movie was mixed; winning the lottery may be a mixed blessing
- confused; muddled
- Phonet. central: said of a vowel
Origin of mixedearlier mixt: see mix
- Blended together into one unit or mass: mixed baby formula.
- a. Consisting or made up of a variety of different entities: a mixed wardrobe; a mixed salad. See Synonyms at miscellaneous.b. Both favorable and unfavorable: I have mixed feelings about the new ownership.
- a. Relating to or made up of people of different races or social classes: people of mixed backgrounds.b. Made up of, intended for, or open to people of different sexes: always polite in mixed company; a mixed dormitory.
- Crossbred: dog of a mixed breed.
- Simple past tense and past participle of mix.
(comparative more mixed, superlative most mixed)
- Having two or more separate aspects.
- I get a very mixed feeling from this puzzling painting.
- Not completely pure, tainted or adulterated.
- My joy was somewhat mixed when my partner said she was pregnant: it's a lot of responsibility.
- Including both male(s) and female(s).
- The tennis match was mixed with a boy and a girl on each side.
- My son attends a mixed school, my daughter an all-girl grammar school.
- Stemming from two or more races or breeds
- The benefit dog show has both mixed and single-breed competitions.
- Mixed blood can surprisingly produce inherited properties which neither parent showed
mixed - Investment & Finance Definition
Market activity that is marked by some indices being up while others are down. For instance, if the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 are up, but the NASDAQ market is down, the market is mixed.