Origin of moody
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1. sulky, morose, brooding; glowering.
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Examples from the Web for moodier
- sullen, sulky, or gloomy
- temperamental or changeable
- Dwight Lyman. 1837–99, US evangelist and hymnodist, noted for his revivalist campaigns in Britain and the US with I. D. Sankey
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Word Origin and History for moodier
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- Given to frequent changes of mood; temperamental.
- Subject to periods of depression; sulky.
- Expressive of a mood, especially a sullen or gloomy mood.
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