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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.


  1. moody

    Moody refers to a person or individual who frequently changes their feelings, emotions or dispositions, often switching between happiness, sadness, irritability, enthusiasm, or indifference without a specific reason or pattern. These shifts in mood can occur rapidly or gradually, and may affect the person's behavior, decisions, or interactions with others. It can also refer to atmosphere or ambiance that evoke a particular kind of feeling or emotion.

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. Steve Martin:

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

  2. Griff Aldrich:

    DeShaun came in here -- I’m glad he’s not in here — but he was moody when he got to Longwood, i still remember at the beginning of his first summer with us, he was politely excused from practice because of that moodiness. He has just dramatically transformed as a young man to understanding our culture, then embracing it, and now he sets the standard.

  3. Handy Yunianto:

    At least this enforces our belief that there is potentially a further upgrade next year by Fitch and Moody's, should the current account balance improve, inflation remain below 3.5 percent and tax revenues be sustained.

  4. Finance Minister Naci Agbal:

    I believe that the final evaluations by Moody's and Fitch will be positive. There is a great deal of harmony between the suggestions of Moody's and Fitch for the Turkish economy and our government's targets.

  5. Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov:

    I consider the evaluation of Moody's not simply extremely negative, but based on extremely pessimistic forecasts that have no analogies today.

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