moody

[ moo-dee ]
/ ˈmu di /

adjective, mood·i·er, mood·i·est.

given to gloomy, depressed, or sullen moods; ill-humored.
proceeding from or showing such a mood: a moody silence.
expressing or exhibiting sharply varying moods; temperamental.

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Origin of moody

before 900; Middle English mody, Old English mōdig. See mood1, -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM moody

mood·i·ly, adverbmood·i·ness, nounun·mood·y, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for moodiness (1 of 2)

moody
/ (ˈmuːdɪ) /

adjective moodier or moodiest

sullen, sulky, or gloomy
temperamental or changeable

Derived forms of moody

moodily, adverbmoodiness, noun

British Dictionary definitions for moodiness (2 of 2)

Moody
/ (ˈmuːdɪ) /

noun

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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Medical definitions for moodiness

moody
[ mōōdē ]

adj.

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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