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ˈmu dimoody

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Moody, Helen Wills Moody, Helen Wills, Helen Newington Willsnoun

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

  2. Moody, Dwight Lyman Moodyadjective

    United States evangelist (1837-1899)

  3. dark, dour, glowering, glum, moody, morose, saturnine, sour, sullenadjective

    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, temperamentaladjective

    subject to sharply varying moods

    "a temperamental opera singer"


  1. moodyadjective

    given to sudden or frequent changes of mind; temperamental

  2. moodyadjective

    sulky or depressed

  3. moodyadjective

    dour, gloomy or brooding

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Moodyadjective

    Etymology: from mood.

    How now, moody?
    What is’t thou canst demand? William Shakespeare, Tempest.

    Chide him rev’rently,
    When you perceive his blood inclin’d to mirth;
    But being moody, give him line and scope,
    Till that his passions, like a whale on ground,
    Confound themselves with working. William Shakespeare, Henry IV.

    Every peevish, moody malecontent
    Shall set the senseless rabble in an uproar? Nicholas Rowe.

    Give me some musick; musick, moody food
    Of us that trade in love. William Shakespeare, Antony and Cleopatra.

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.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. MOODY

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Moody is ranked #519 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Moody surname appeared 64,429 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 22 would have the surname Moody.

    71.2% or 45,919 total occurrences were White.
    22.8% or 14,728 total occurrences were Black.
    2.7% or 1,746 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.9% or 1,256 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.7% or 490 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.4% or 283 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of moody in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of moody in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of moody in a Sentence

  1. Luis Gonzali:

    It's likely that next week we will see strong outflows from Pemex bonds, while I believe Moody's was benevolent with the sovereign's rating, it wasn't with Pemex's rating, which, inevitably, now enters the universe of speculative bonds.

  2. Steve Martin:

    It's so moody and thoughtful, this picture, and hence emotional.

  3. Luis Gonzali:

    We wouldn't be surprised to see another downward revision within the next 12 to 18 months, at the same time, Moody's doesn't take long to act, and we expect that their decision will go in the same direction.

  4. Nigel Rendell:

    If Ramaphosa does not come up with a solution to this crisis soon, there is a good chance Moody's will remove South Africa's last investment-grade credit rating, eskom is the biggest issue hanging over financial markets, and there won't be a happy ending unless there is a significant capital injection from somewhere.

  5. George Jepsen:

    We sued Moody's over the same legal theory as S&P, the case was slower to develop, and it was stayed until the S&P matter was concluded.

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