mood swing


: a very noticeable change in mood
It's hard to relate to someone who has such wild/extreme mood swings.

Examples of mood swing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Catching early signs of a mood swing can enable people to take countermeasures or seek help before things get bad. IEEE Spectrum, 19 May 2024 Liane is all about vanity, yet there isn’t a trace of vanity to this performance, which is tethered to Liane’s every volatile mood swing. Owen Gleiberman, Variety, 16 May 2024 Two words – stark, sober words – sum up a dramatic mood swing in Europe that could redefine, and ultimately loosen, the Continent’s decades-old alliance with the United States. Ned Temko, The Christian Science Monitor, 2 May 2024 Have a plan in place for emergencies, such as calling 911 at the first sign of a mood swing or outburst. Debra Manzella, Verywell Health, 21 Oct. 2023 Rarely does a piece of music define so profoundly the benefits of a mood swing engendered by artificial means. Peter Marks, Washington Post, 5 June 2023 Is Mother Nature having a mood swing? Frank Witsil, Detroit Free Press, 14 Apr. 2023

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“Mood swing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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