Definition of mixed up in English:

mixed up

adjective

informal
  • (of a person) suffering from psychological or emotional problems.

    ‘a lonely mixed-up teenager’
    • ‘He emerged as a mixed-up teenager, seeking a job and closer contact with the revolutionaries.’
    • ‘The actions of the major players in this drama have been mixed-up and incoherent, and have tended to widen, not narrow, the crisis.’
    • ‘Some of the funniest moments occur as the siblings chat and joke with each other in their cramped house and chip shop or flirt with life outside their mixed-up family.’
    • ‘How many mailboxes did just one mixed-up teenager blow up before he was caught?’
    • ‘Your mixed-up feelings are legitimate, but it's not too late to talk now.’
    • ‘He was something of a mixed-up kid from Caterham, Surrey.’
    • ‘She didn't know how to deal with all these mixed-up emotions and confusions.’
    • ‘Perhaps it was his equivalent of the mark where a mixed-up teenager might have cut himself.’
    • ‘I'm just a mixed-up caveman writer who is confused by all this technology.’
    • ‘Soon they are joined by Jess, a mixed-up girl in her early twenties.’
    • ‘They were not terrorists in the conventional sense but mixed-up kids.’
    • ‘Set in an elite girls' school, the film has a group of mixed-up girls testing the limits of teen behaviour while finding their various ways in life.’
    • ‘He is a very mixed-up man, very contradictory in what he says and how he says it.’
    • ‘It as almost as if I am back in the mid-to-late 1970s: a wounded, mixed-up kid suffering in an environment which he perceives as callously indifferent, bordering on overtly hostile.’
    • ‘She might ride her own horse, play the cello and have a public-school education, but she is as lost and mixed-up as her new-found friend.’
    • ‘Normally if you have a problem away from football you can go on to the park and get a release, but I wasn't able to do that because I was so mixed-up.’
    • ‘He was the product of mixed-up parents who couldn't spell.’
    • ‘I've always had close friends, who knew about my mixed-up family and were wonderful in taking care of me.’
    • ‘Put more baldly, he was recognisably mixed-up; and although that made him maddeningly undependable as a politician, it humanised him as a man.’
    • ‘I'm very hesitant to do so, especially in our mixed-up world.’
    confused, at sea, befuddled, bemused, bewildered, confounded, muddled, perplexed
    maladjusted, ill-adjusted, disturbed, neurotic, unbalanced
    screwed up, untogether, hung up, messed up
    fucked up
    mazed
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