moody

adjective \ ˈmü-dē \
Updated on: 14 Nov 2017

Definition of moody

moodier; moodiest
1 : subject to depression : gloomy
2 : subject to moods : temperamental
3 : expressive of a mood

moodily

play \ˈmü-də-lē\ adverb

moodiness

play \ˈmü-dē-nəs\ noun

Examples of moody in a Sentence

  1. I don't know why I get so moody sometimes.

  2. She's a moody woman—she can be happy one minute and angry the next.

  3. The room's moody lighting suggested mystery and romance.

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First Known Use of moody

1593


Moody

biographical name Moo·dy \ ˈmü-dē \

Definition of Moody

Dwight Lyman 1837–1899 American evangelist

MOODY Defined for English Language Learners

moody

adjective

Definition of moody for English Language Learners

  • : often unhappy or unfriendly

  • : having moods that change often

  • : creating a certain mood or feeling


MOODY Defined for Kids

moody

adjective \ ˈmü-dē \

Definition of moody for Students

moodier; moodiest
: often feeling or showing a gloomy or a bad frame of mind

moodily

\ˈmü-də-lē\ adverb

moodiness

\ˈmüd-ē-nəs\ noun


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