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[mikst-uhp] /ˈmɪkstˈʌp/
completely confused or emotionally unstable:
a mixed-up teenager.
Origin of mixed-up
1860-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The Major walked away stiffly, pondering over this mixed-up affair.

    Bulldog Carney W. A. Fraser
  • "It is rather a mixed-up mess," said I, perplexed by the contingencies and the repetitions.

    Seek and Find Oliver Optic
  • By the time I debarked for the fifth time, I was whistling the tune with jazzy improvisations in a mixed-up tempo.

  • Memories then; puzzling, mixed-up pictures that had lost their outlines.

    Erik Dorn Ben Hecht
  • Roy sat looking from the letter to the bangle with a distinctly pleasant kind of mixed-up feeling inside.

    Far to Seek Maud Diver
British Dictionary definitions for mixed-up


in a state of mental confusion; perplexed
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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