moody

adjective
\ ˈmü-dē How to pronounce moody (audio) \
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 How to pronounce Moody (audio) \

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 How to pronounce moodily (audio) \ adverb
moodiness \ ˈmü-​dē-​nəs How to pronounce moodiness (audio) \ 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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The visual style is distinctive and moody, giving way from a sun-bright wedding day to the queasy and claustrophobic atmosphere inside the foreboding mansion. Katie Walsh, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Review: ‘Ready or Not’ sacrifices horror for irony and laughs to skewer the 1 percent," 22 Aug. 2019 The visual style is distinctive and moody, giving way from a sun-bright wedding day to the queasy and claustrophobic atmosphere inside the foreboding mansion. Katie Walsh, Twin Cities, "1-percenter slasher flick ‘Ready or Not’ too sardonic to be taken seriously as satire," 20 Aug. 2019 The visual style is distinctive and moody, giving way from a sun-bright wedding day to the queasy and claustrophobic atmosphere inside the foreboding mansion. Katie Walsh, Los Angeles Times, "Review: ‘Ready or Not’ sacrifices horror for irony and laughs to skewer the 1 percent," 19 Aug. 2019 The visual style is distinctive and moody, giving way from a sun-bright wedding day to the queasy and claustrophobic atmosphere inside the foreboding mansion. Katie Walsh, Detroit Free Press, "‘Ready or Not’ is too snarky to be scary," 19 Aug. 2019 In reality, Wilkerson was having stomach problems and becoming increasingly moody, which happened when his blood sugar levels were high, Walters said. Antonio Olivo, Washington Post, "He lost his insurance and turned to cheaper form of insulin. It was a fatal decision.," 4 Aug. 2019 Ditko was a master of moody, noirish shadow, perfect for Spider-Man's creepy, more lithe design. Adam Rogers, WIRED, "Spider-Man Is Back ... But Why All Dressed in Black?," 3 July 2019 What continues to impress is the moody, bluesy feeling of loneliness, and the connected yearning to belong. Sam Sacks, WSJ, "Fiction: The Great Migration North," 28 June 2019 In The French Revolution, the heterodox, moody, meditative, melancholic, mystical Tory Carlyle was right. M. D. Aeschliman, National Review, "History as Wisdom: Thomas Carlyle vs. the ‘Perfectibilarians’," 20 July 2019

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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 How to pronounce moody (audio) \
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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