OTHER WORDS FROM mopeymop·i·ness, noun
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What does mopey mean?
Someone who is mopey lacks vigor or spirit. They might feel glum, discouraged, or joyless.
When your best friend goes away for the summer, leaving you with no one to hang out with and you feel lonely or sad, you might say you feel mopey. You might not want to hang out with your other friends or you may not feel like doing some of your favorite things. Or you might do them, but not with energy or a lot of enjoyment. You’re feeling mopey.
Example: Juan looked pretty mopey after the exam, so I don’t think it went too well.
Where does mopey come from?
Mopey is sometimes used for situations that make someone sad but that they or others think are minor situations not worth getting so sad about. People will often be called mopey when others believe they are upset for little to no reason. Yet feelings are spontaneous responses. We can’t control how we feel, only how we express our feelings. If you’re feeling mopey, doing something that helps you express your sadness, such as listening to sad music, can help you express your mopiness and move beyond it. Doing something that you enjoy can also help you get through your mopiness.
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How is mopey used in real life?
Mopey is used in casual speech and writing to describe someone who appears listless or sulky.
I hate how mopey I can get at night. Think I just miss having someone to say goodnight to. Roomba never says it back. He just INHALES LOUDLY
— Miles Luna (he/him) (@TheMilesLuna) March 15, 2017
If my mopey son becomes a dark lord I'd convert to the dark side, too. Then he'd switch back because it's not cool anymore. #Parenting101
— Tim Siedell (@badbanana) December 24, 2015
Got a lot of writing still to do tonight and feeling a bit mopey. Tweet me a joke, a cat pic or tell me I'm nice please.
— Louise (@LouisePentland) December 9, 2016
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Which of the following is NOT a synonym for mopey?