Dictionary.com

moody

[ moo-dee ]
/ 藞mu di /
Save This Word!

adjective, mood路i路er, mood路i路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.

OTHER WORDS FOR moody

1 sulky, morose, brooding; glowering.
QUIZ
FIRE UP YOUR VOCAB FOR A "RED" SYNONYMS QUIZ
No fire engine reds here, only a fierce collection of vibrant words for the color red to test yourself on.
Question 1 of 7
What does "amaranth" mean?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of moody

before 900; Middle English mody,Old English m艒dig.See mood1, -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM moody

mood路i路ly, adverbmood路i路ness, nounun路mood路y, adjective

Other definitions for moody (2 of 2)

Moody
[ moo-dee ]
/ 藞mu di /

noun
Dwight Ly路man [lahy-muhn], /藞la瑟 m蓹n/, 1837鈥99, U.S. evangelist.
Helen Wills. Wills, Helen Newington.
William Vaughn [vawn], /v蓴n/, 1869鈥1910, U.S. poet and playwright.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 漏 Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use moody in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for moody (1 of 2)

moody
/ (藞mu藧d瑟) /

adjective moodier or moodiest
sullen, sulky, or gloomy
temperamental or changeable

Derived forms of moody

moodily, adverbmoodiness, noun

British Dictionary definitions for moody (2 of 2)

Moody
/ (藞mu藧d瑟) /

noun
Dwight Lyman. 1837鈥99, US evangelist and hymnodist, noted for his revivalist campaigns in Britain and the US with I. D. Sankey
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for moody

moody
[ m艒艒d膿 ]

adj.
Given to frequent changes of mood; temperamental.
Subject to periods of depression; sulky.
Expressive of a mood, especially a sullen or gloomy mood.
The American Heritage庐 Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright 漏 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
FEEDBACK