Learner's definition of MIXED
always used before a noun
made of different kinds of things mixed together or combined
including or involving people of different races or religions
They live in a mixed neighborhood.
She's of mixed African and European ancestry.
children of mixed race/races
people of mixed racial origin/ancestry
a racially mixed couple
including or involving people of both sexes
◊ When people are in mixed company, they are with both men and women.
both good and bad, favorable and unfavorable, etc.
The play received mixed reviews. = The play's reviews were mixed. [=some critics liked the play, while other critics did not]
His decision got a mixed reaction from the family.
The experiment got mixed results.
◊ When people have mixed emotions or mixed feelings about something, they have both good and bad thoughts or feelings about it.
◊ Someone gives mixed messages or mixed signals by showing a thought or feeling and then showing another very different thought or feeling.