mixed messages/signals

Definition of mixed messages/signals

  1. :  a showing of thoughts or feelings that are very different from each other I don't know if he likes me; he keeps giving me mixed messages. She's sending mixed signals about her feelings.

Word by Word Definitions

mixedplay
  1. :  combining characteristics of more than one kind

    :  combining features of two or more systems of government

    :  made up of or involving individuals or items of more than one kind: such as

messageplay messages
  1. :  a communication in writing, in speech, or by signals

    :  a messenger's mission

    :  an underlying theme or idea

  1. :  to send as a message or by messenger

    :  to send a message to

    :  to communicate by message

signalplay signals
  1. :  sign, indication

    :  an act, event, or watchword that has been agreed on as the occasion of concerted action

    :  something that incites to action

  1. :  to notify by a signal

    :  to communicate or indicate by or as if by signals

    :  to constitute a characteristic feature of (a meaningful linguistic form)

  1. :  distinguished from the ordinary :  notable


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