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mopish

[moh-pish] /ˈmoʊ pɪʃ/
adjective
1.
given to moping; listless, apathetic, or dejected.
Origin of mopish
1615-1625
First recorded in 1615-25; mope + -ish1
Related forms
mopishly, adverb
mopishness, noun
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  • It makes her so sad and mopish to be always with Miss Haworth.

    Good Old Anna Marie Belloc Lowndes
  • If I hadn't known you before, I should have thought you were tiresome and mopish and had no spirit.

    Rutledge Miriam Coles Harris
  • You were always kind of moody and mopish—and you needed work that'd keep you on the jump.

    The Turmoil Booth Tarkington
  • Charlie Meynell gave him a line of introduction to me; said he was a decent sort, but mopish!

    Mysterious Mr. Sabin E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • And, their eating over, the more part of them sat dull and mopish, and as if all things were forgotten for the time present.

  • It drives out instantly from Romeo a sentimental love that had made him mopish and wan.

    William Shakespeare John Masefield

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