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mixed feelings

This page is about the collocation mixed feelings

collocation pattern: adjective + noun

Meaning

different emotions, or conflicting impulses, felt at the same time

For example

  • I arrived at my wedding with mixed feelings; excited and scared at the same time.

  • My feelings about quitting are mixed. I love my job, but I really want to start my own business.

Note:
A similar collocation is "mixed emotions"

Quick Quiz

It was with mixed feelings that I agreed to do it. I wasn't sure if I

a. was able to feel it

b. was agreeing, or not

c. was doing the right thing

Contributor: Matt Errey