moody

adjective
\ˈmü-dē \
moodier; moodiest

Definition of moody 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 : subject to depression : gloomy

2 : subject to moods : temperamental

3 : expressive of a mood

Moody

biographical name
Moo·​dy | \ˈmü-dē \

Definition of Moody (Entry 2 of 2)

Dwight Lyman 1837–1899 American evangelist

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Other Words from moody

Adjective

moodily \ ˈmü-​də-​lē \ adverb
moodiness \ ˈmü-​dē-​nəs \ noun

Synonyms for moody

Synonyms: Adjective

temperamental

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Examples of moody in a Sentence

Adjective

I don't know why I get so moody sometimes. She's a moody woman—she can be happy one minute and angry the next. The room's moody lighting suggested mystery and romance.
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Shinnecock Hills has been moody and feisty all week, but Johnson has shrugged his way to a 69-67 start. Michael Rosenberg, SI.com, "An Underrated Strategist, Dustin Johnson in Full Control of U.S. Open After 67 at Shinnecock," 15 June 2018 Come for the acts; stay for the moody atmosphere, with lounge lighting and cozy round-tops for seating. Adam Lukach, RedEye Chicago, "Eat, Drink, Do guide to CTA-accessible suburbs," 5 Sep. 2017 Save your moody ballads for December, because between June and September, fun pop songs reign supreme. refinery29.com, "Every Song That Tried & Failed To Become The "Song Of The Summer"," 27 June 2018 As a water sign ruled by the moon, Cancer has long been known as an intuitive, caring, and maybe at times moody, sign. refinery29.com, "This Month’s New Moon Will Have All Of Us In Our Feelings," 9 July 2018 Ditko was the only Marvel artist given the licence to not draw like Kirby because his signature style -- moody, off-kilter, wirey, and sometimes psychedelic -- possessed an originality that couldn’t be streamlined. Jeet Heer, The New Republic, "Steve Ditko, the co-creator of Spider-Man and Doctor Strange, is dead.," 7 July 2018 Not long after Ellen’s funeral, which is presented as a chance for Annie to break free of her mother’s murky influence, another tragedy befalls the Grahams, and things shift from moody to macabre. David Sims, The Atlantic, "The Close-to-Home Horror of Hereditary," 7 June 2018 With a few careful nips and tucks to the real story, the film presents Mary as the very first in a long line of moody, macabre young women who have churned their angst into popular horror and fantasy fiction. Katie Walsh, latimes.com, "Radical author 'Mary Shelley' and an excellent Elle Fanning deserve a more adventurous telling," 24 May 2018 Graham has a moody photo style (likely thanks to the beauty of London’s gray days) and has made Instagram her extreme hobby. Meredith Carey, Condé Nast Traveler, "How to Hack Your Company's Vacation Policy," 7 May 2018

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First Known Use of moody

Adjective

1593, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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moody

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of moody

: often unhappy or unfriendly

: having moods that change often

: creating a certain mood or feeling

moody

adjective
\ˈmü-dē \
moodier; moodiest

Kids Definition of moody

: often feeling or showing a gloomy or a bad frame of mind

Other Words from moody

moodily \ ˈmü-​də-​lē \ adverb
moodiness \ ˈmüd-​ē-​nəs \ noun

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