mixed emotions

noun

: conflicting feelings or emotions
I have mixed emotions about doing this.
He had mixed emotions about the end of his trip.

Examples of mixed emotions in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But, even here, this unity of mood is sustained by the relentless omission of practicalities that suggest unwieldy yet absorbing details and a wide, unruly range of mixed emotions. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, 25 June 2024 Don’t allow mixed emotions to point you in the wrong direction. Eugenia Last, The Mercury News, 24 June 2024 John Moore/Getty Images Mixed emotions in Newtown Graduation day comes with mixed emotions, like other milestones. Alice Gainer, CBS News, 12 June 2024 But in critical political battlegrounds like Arizona, residents reacted to the executive order this week with mixed emotions. Jazmine Ulloa, New York Times, 8 June 2024 Good news and no one to share it with, or choosing the lonelier path of following your joy, can come with mixed emotions. Steph Koyfman, Condé Nast Traveler, 27 May 2024 The new category has brought mixed emotions to those who identify with MENA. Kamal Morgan, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 7 May 2024 For Spoelstra, the season was full of mixed emotions. Anthony Chiang, Miami Herald, 2 May 2024 There were plenty of mixed emotions this week in response to the closure of Oscar-winning production company Participant, and at the very least the industry has agreed something has come to an end. Matt Donnelly, Variety, 19 Apr. 2024

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“Mixed emotions.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mixed%20emotions. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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