Origin of moody
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1. sulky, morose, brooding; glowering.
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Examples from the Web for moodiest
The regulation of the water level in Gatun Lake is no small task, for the Chagres is one of the world's moodiest streams.The Panama Canal
Frederic Jennings Haskin
Her fascination soothed the savage Peter in his moodiest hours.
- 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 moodiest
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- 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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