Origin of moody
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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
Word Origin and History for moodiest
Old English modig "brave, proud, high-spirited, impetuous, arrogant," from Proto-Germanic *modago- (cf. Old Saxon modag, Dutch moedig, German mutig, Old Norse moðugr); see mood (1) + -y (2). Meaning "subject to gloomy spells" is first recorded 1590s (via a Middle English sense of "angry").
- Given to frequent changes of mood; temperamental.
- Subject to periods of depression; sulky.
- Expressive of a mood, especially a sullen or gloomy mood.