A partly positive and partly negative reaction to something, as in I have mixed feelings about this trip; I'd love to go but don't want to ride in that tiny car.
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How to use mixed feelings in a sentence
I have very mixed feelings about what the event has become, which is just one big frat party.Before the Bros, SantaCon Was as an Anti-Corporate Protest | David Freedlander | December 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
And I worry that the world will have very mixed feelings about him.Shocking New Reveals From Sony Hack: J. Law, Pitt, Clooney, and Star Wars | William Boot | December 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Valery, Alexey, Sergei, and Vitaliy had mixed feelings about that operation.Ukraine Families Flee Into the Forest to Escape Brutal Fighting in Sloviansk | Yusuf Sayman | June 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Viewers may share my mixed feelings about the coverage itself.
Divine had mixed feelings about Pink Flamingos—it made him famous yet notorious, and difficult to get work as a real actor.A Tribute to Divine, Hollywood’s Most Infamous Drag Queen | Jimmy So | October 27, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
It was with mixed feelings of joy and regret that the regiment embarked on the steamer for New Orleans.The Blue and The Gray | A. R. White
Their father looked upon them with mixed feelings of tender pride in them, and regret for his own lost youth.The Hour and the Man | Harriet Martineau
From that first-night performance of Cordelia's much-talked-of drama Hartley carried away many mixed feelings.The Silver Poppy | Arthur Stringer
The arrival of the mission was necessarily regarded with mixed feelings by the inhabitants of the Transvaal.The Last Boer War | H. Rider Haggard
Meanwhile Mr. Mackenzie's success was viewed with very mixed feelings at the Cape.The Last Boer War | H. Rider Haggard