moody Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun United States tennis player who dominated women's tennis in the 1920s and 1930s (1905-1998)
Helen Newington Wills; Helen Wills Moody; Helen Wills.
noun United States evangelist (1837-1899)
Dwight Lyman Moody.
adjective satellite showing a brooding ill humor
saturnine; dour; morose; sour; dark; glum; glowering; sullen.
- a dark scowl
- the proverbially dour New England Puritan
- a glum, hopeless shrug
- he sat in moody silence
- a morose and unsociable manner
- a saturnine, almost misanthropic young genius"- Bruce Bliven
- a sour temper
- a sullen crowd
adjective satellite subject to sharply varying moods
- a temperamental opera singer
Subject to varying moods, especially to states of mind which are unamiable or depressed.
Hence: Out of humor; peevish; angry; fretful; also, abstracted and pensive; sad; gloomy; melancholy."Every peevish, moody malcontent." Rowe.
Arouse thee from thy moody dream! Sir W. Scott.
Syn. -- Gloomy; pensive; sad; fretful; capricious.
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