- mixt (obsolete, Latinate spelling)
From mix, equivalent to mix + -ed. Compare Middle English mixid (“mixed”, past participle), Old English miscode (“mixed”, preterite). More at mix.
In adjectival use, reinforced by French mixte and/or Latin mixtus, past participle of misceō (“mix”), from the same Indo-European root as mix.
- simple past tense and past participle of mix
mixed (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
- (having two or more separate aspects): heterogeneous (See also Thesaurus:heterogeneous); (feelings) ambivalent, conflicted, equivocal
- (not pure): impure
- (including both males and females): co-ed, unsegregated
- (stemming from two or more races or breeds): hybrid, mongrel
- (having two or more separate aspects): homogeneous, unmixed; See also Thesaurus:homogeneous
- (not pure): pure
- (including both males and females): single-sex
- (stemming from two or more races or breeds): pedigree, pure, pureblooded, purebred
Terms derived from mixed (adjective)
having two or more separate aspects
not completely pure, tainted or adulterated
including both males and females
Stemming from two or more races or breeds
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