- 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
Related Words for mopesbrood, sulk, chafe, despond, grumble, regret, grump, lament, repine, grieve, yearn, pine, moon, idle, despair, sink, ache, languish, bleed, fret
Examples from the Web for mopes
Contemporary Examples of mopes
Whereas Gotham mopes in the shadows, The Flash bursts like a splash page.‘The Flash’ Review: Teen Angst Gets a Comic Book Quickie
October 7, 2014
Historical Examples of mopes
The servants have told him she mopes around and is getting thin and pale.The Little Colonel
Annie Fellows Johnston
And willful too—he just mopes around because he wants to show me I'm wrong.
She won't have but one candle lighted, and she sits and mopes in the dark.The Little Gray Lady
F. Hopkinson Smith
Come on, Nell, don't let us sit here and get the mopes, and think of our consciences.The Marriage of Elinor
He mopes there all free times, and has about fifty marks already for doing it.Deering of Deal
- the mopes low spirits
- 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 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.