Definitions for moodyˈmu di

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mood•yˈmu di(adj.)mood•i•er, mood•i•est.

  1. given to moods, esp. gloomy or sullen moods.

  2. expressing such a mood:

    a moody silence.

Origin of moody:

bef. 900; ME mody, OE mōdig


Princeton's WordNet

  1. Moody, Helen Wills Moody, Helen Wills, Helen Newington Wills(noun)

    United States tennis player who dominated women's tennis in the 1920s and 1930s (1905-1998)

  2. Moody, Dwight Lyman Moody(adj)

    United States evangelist (1837-1899)

  3. dark, dour, glowering, glum, moody, morose, saturnine, sour, sullen(adj)

    showing a brooding ill humor

    "a dark scowl"; "the proverbially dour New England Puritan"; "a glum, hopeless shrug"; "he sat in moody silence"; "a morose and unsociable manner"; "a saturnine, almost misanthropic young genius"- Bruce Bliven; "a sour temper"; "a sullen crowd"

  4. moody, temperamental(adj)

    subject to sharply varying moods

    "a temperamental opera singer"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. moody(adjective)ˈmu di

    easily becoming sad or bad-tempered

    She's been so moody lately.


  1. moody(Adjective)

    given to sudden or frequent changes of mind; temperamental

  2. moody(Adjective)

    sulky or depressed

  3. moody(Adjective)

    dour, gloomy or brooding

  4. Origin: From modig, from . Cognate with Dutch moedig, German mutig, Swedish modig.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Moody

    subject to varying moods, especially to states of mind which are unamiable or depressed

  2. Moody

    hence: Out of humor; peevish; angry; fretful; also, abstracted and pensive; sad; gloomy; melancholy


  1. Moody

    Moody is a city in McLennan County, Texas, United States. The population was 1,378 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Waco Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Translations for moody

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often bad-tempered

a moody child.

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