- to be sunk in dejection or listless apathy; sulk; brood.
- to make dejected, listless, or apathetic.
- a person who mopes or is given to moping.
- mopes, depressed spirits; blues.
Origin of mope
Examples from the Web for mope
You have done nothing but mope about, and look as miserable as a boiled owl.Australia Revenged
She must either submit to it or shut herself up and mope and not go out at all.Under Fire
The gardener said I was "off my feed," and his wife feared I should mope to death.Cat and Dog</p>
Julia Charlotte Maitland
Neglected and idle, he did not grumble; straitened and poor, he did not mope.The Sayings Of Confucius
I should only mope here and fret, and come to no good, and give you no pride in me at all.Marjorie
Justin Huntly McCarthy
- to be gloomy or apatheticthere's no time to mope
- to move or act in an aimless wayhe moped around the flat
- a gloomy person
Word Origin and History for mope
1560s, "to move and act unconsciously;" 1580s, "to be listless and apathetic," the sound of the word perhaps somehow suggestive of low feelings (cf. Low German mopen "to sulk," Dutch moppen "to grumble, to grouse," Danish maabe, dialectal Swedish mopa "to mope"). Related: Moped; moping; mopey; mopish.