completely confused or emotionally unstable: a mixed-up teenager.
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How to use mixed-up in a sentence
Later in life, he returned to the U.S. and got increasingly mixed up with conservative political causes.
The old roles are increasingly mixed up these days; the rules are being rewritten.Why Is Louis C.K. So Funny? He Uses Humor as a Moral Compass. | Andrew Romano | May 2, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The context of you being a mixed-up, hormone-addled seventh-grader when you read it, alone in your bedroom.Lifetime’s ‘Flowers in the Attic’ Review: The Incest Is There, The Strange Magic Is Not | Andrew Romano | January 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But in one segment, Ray gets her seasonings mixed up (twice), giving critics all the more reason to call her a twit.
Bright beautiful colors, stripes, prints and knits were repeatedly mixed up to form eye-catching patterned looks.
"I'm not proud," replied Davy, provoked at being mixed up with Gobobbles in this way.Davy and The Goblin | Charles E. Carryl
I say "we," because another is mixed up in this business even more seriously than the Kaiser.First Plays | A. A. Milne
This type may be said to be mixed up and continued with more or less persistency to the last, and of this Fig.Antonio Stradivari | Horace William Petherick
They were also the only fêtes I saw here which were not mixed up with religious solemnities.A Woman's Journey Round the World | Ida Pfeiffer
In fact, he got that girl and little, freckled Henrietta Haney rather mixed up in his mind.The Campfire Girls of Roselawn | Margaret Penrose
British Dictionary definitions for mixed-up
in a state of mental confusion; perplexed
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