mixed-up mixed-up

Definition(s):

  • (adj) perplexed by many conflicting situations or statements; filled with bewilderment

Usage(s):

  1. The absence of a sustained narrative and the mixed-up chronology demand a slow, close reading.
  2. Only 20% are due to technical mishaps--mixed-up test results or hard-to-decipher handwriting--that typically loom larger in patients' minds and on television shows.
  3. Created as part of the company's drive to reduce tool breakage and waste, the Kid appears on posters that show broken drills, cracked cogwheels, mixed-up rivets, piles of scrap.

News

  1. Which Minneapolis museums would attract a present-day Claudia Kincaid?

    MinnPost photo by Andy Sturdevant Here is a guide to the art museums of the Twin Cities, and which, according to my own mixed-up files, would be best-suited for a young Claudia and Jamie to run away to today. This past April, writer E.L. Konigsburg died in Falls Church, Va., at age 83. She was a year older than her most famous literary creation, the wealthy eccentric Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: MinnPost

  2. Our View: Mixed bag of opinion on economics

    Generally speaking, Appeal-Democrat readers have some mixed-up feelings about the economy. More than a third of those responding to an informal survey when asked, "How are things at work, compared to before the recession?" chose "troubled" as their response. Many others said...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Appeal-Democrat

Quotes

  1. "This little mixed-up kid, God forgive him," Rosas said. "He's just too immature to realize the damage he's caused."
    on Sep 30, 2007 By: Cesar Rosas Source: Washington Post

  2. "We tried to accomplish some things with Schill by giving him rest, which I think really helped," Francona said. "Daisuke's days are going to be a little bit mixed-up anyway, so it's almost like skipping a turn. It will give him some time."
    on Oct 9, 2007 By: Terry Francona Source: ESPN

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