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mope

play
verb \ ˈmōp \

Definition of mope

moped; moping
intransitive verb
1 archaic :to act in a dazed or stupid manner
2 :to give oneself up to brooding :become listless or dejected
  • I was feeling depressed and just moped around all day.
3 :to move slowly or aimlessly :dawdle
  • the little woman does mope along in traffic
  • —Paul Jones

moper

noun

mopey

play \ˈmō-pē\ adjective

Examples of mope in a Sentence

  1. Like a little child, he often moped when he didn't get what he wanted.

  2. we were in a rush, and the Sunday driver in front of us was just moping along

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Origin and Etymology of mope

probably from obsolete mop, mope fool


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mope

noun

Definition of mope

1 :one that mopes
2 mopes plural :blues 1

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Origin and Etymology of mope

see 1mope


MOPE Defined for English Language Learners

mope

play
verb

Definition of mope for English Language Learners

  • : to behave in a way that shows you are unhappy and depressed

  • : to move around slowly because you are unhappy


MOPE Defined for Kids

mope

play
verb \ ˈmōp \

Definition of mope for Students

moped; moping
:to be in a dull and sad state of mind
  • Don't sit home moping all the day long.
  • —Astrid Lindgren, Pippi Longstocking


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