temper, mood, humor, humour(noun)
a characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of feeling
"whether he praised or cursed me depended on his temper at the time"; "he was in a bad humor"
the prevailing psychological state
"the climate of opinion"; "the national mood had changed radically since the last election"
mood, mode, modality(noun)
verb inflections that express how the action or state is conceived by the speaker
manner; style; mode; logical form; musical style; manner of action or being. See Mode which is the preferable form)
manner of conceiving and expressing action or being, as positive, possible, hypothetical, etc., without regard to other accidents, such as time, person, number, etc.; as, the indicative mood; the infinitive mood; the subjunctive mood. Same as Mode
temper of mind; temporary state of the mind in regard to passion or feeling; humor; as, a melancholy mood; a suppliant mood
Origin: [The same word as mode, perh. influenced by mood temper. See Mode.]
A mood is an emotional state. Moods differ from emotions in that they are less specific, less intense, and less likely to be triggered by a particular stimulus or event. Moods generally have either a positive or negative valence. In other words, people typically speak of being in a good mood or a bad mood. Mood also differs from temperament or personality traits which are even longer lasting. Nevertheless, personality traits such as optimism and neuroticism predispose certain types of moods. Long term disturbances of mood such as clinical depression and bipolar disorder are considered mood disorders. Mood is an internal, subjective state but it often can be inferred from posture and other behaviors. "We can be sent into a mood by an unexpected event, from the happiness of seeing an old friend to the anger of discovering betrayal by a partner. We may also just fall into a mood." Research also shows that a person's mood can influence how they process advertising. Further mood has been found to interact with gender to affect consumer processing of information.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
mōōd, n. fashion, manner: (gram.) a. form of the verb to express the mode or manner of an action or of a state of being: (logic) the form of the syllogism as determined by the quantity and quality of its three constituent propositions: (mus.) the arrangement of the intervals in the scale, as major and minor (see Mode). [Mode.]
mōōd, n. disposition of mind: temporary state of the mind: anger, heat of temper.—adv. Mood′ily.—n. Mood′iness, gloominess, peevishness.—adjs. Mood′y, indulging in moods: out of humour: angry: sad: gloomy; Mood′y-mad (Shak.), mad with anger. [A.S. mód, mind; cf. Ger. muth, courage.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'MOOD' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3081
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'MOOD' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3442
Rank popularity for the word 'MOOD' in Nouns Frequency: #1190
The numerical value of MOOD in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of MOOD in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Time cools, time clarifies no mood can be maintained quite unaltered through the course of hours.
One should never criticize his own work except in a fresh and hopeful mood. The self-criticism of a tired mind is suicide.
People seem to be in a merry mood and look like they have been waiting for this moment for ages, but it is a sad day for us.
There are times when I think that the ideal library is composed solely of reference books. They are like understanding friends-always ready to meet your mood, always ready to change the subject when you have had enough of this or that.
What was significant about the laughter . . . was not just the fact that it provides internal exercise for a person . . .a form of jogging for the innards, but that it creates a mood in which the other positive emotions can be put to work, too.
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Translations for MOOD
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- настроение, разположениеBulgarian
- ànim, humorCatalan, Valencian
- Laune, Gemüt, schlechte Stimmung, üble Laune, Missmut, schlechte Laune, StimmungGerman
- ánimo, mal humor, humor, ánimos, mal genioSpanish
- aikeet, mieli, pää, tuuli, mielialaFinnish
- humeur, atmosphère, ambianceFrench
- מצב רוחHebrew
- मन का वेग, चित्त वृत्ति भाव, स्वभावHindi
- ムード, 気分, 気持ちJapanese
- 기분, 氣分Korean
- расположение, нерасположеност, нерасположение, настроениеMacedonian
- humeur, stemming, bui, gemoedstoestandDutch
- humør, dårlig, stemningNorwegian
- nastrój, humorPolish
- humor, climaPortuguese
- настроение, нерасположение, настрой, уныние, расположениеRussian
- neraspoloženje, нерасположење, raspoloženje, расположењеSerbo-Croatian
- sinnestillstånd, humör, stämning, dåligt humörSwedish
- อารมณ์เสีย, อารมณ์ไม่ดี, หงุดหงิด, อารมณ์ดีThai
- tâm trạng, tính khíVietnamese
- mivim, vimVolapük
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