mixed-up

mixed-up
adjective
perplexed by many conflicting situations or statements; filled with bewilderment (Freq. 1)
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obviously bemused by his questions

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bewildered and confused

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a cloudy and confounded philosopher

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just a mixed-up kid

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she felt lost on the first day of school

Syn:
baffled, ↑befuddled, ↑bemused, ↑bewildered, ↑confounded, ↑confused, ↑lost, ↑mazed, ↑at sea
Similar to: ↑perplexed
Derivationally related forms: ↑confusedness (for: ↑confused)

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[adjective]
confused, at sea, bewildered, distraught, disturbed, maladjusted, muddled, perplexed, puzzled, upset

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\(ˈ) ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷\ adjective
Etymology: from mixed up, past participle of mix up
: marked by bewilderment, perplexity, or disorder : confused

a mixed-up character ripe for the analyst — Lucy Crockett

is only one reflective part of a mixed-up age — Norman Cousins

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/mikst"up"/, adj.
completely confused or emotionally unstable: a mixed-up teenager.
[1860-65]

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mixed-upˈ adjective
Psychologically or socially confused, bewildered, and badly-adjusted
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Main Entry:mix

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mixed-up «MIHKST UHP», adjective.
U.S. confused; unstable; emotionally immature: »

Some people think we're a bunch of crazy mixed-up kids because we give our client a hard time (New York Times).

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

a lonely, mixed-up teenager

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/ˈmıkstˈʌp/ adj [more \mixed-up; most \mixed-up]
informal
1 : confused and usually emotionally troubled : not capable of making good decisions about life

They're just a bunch of crazy, mixed-up kids.

2 : confusing, difficult to understand, and filled with problems

This is a crazy, mixed-up world we live in.

He has mixed-up ideas about our past.

— often written as two separate words when used following a verb

She's a nice person, but her life is really mixed up.

see also mix up at mix, 1

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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