- 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 mopingbrood, sulk, chafe, despond, grumble, regret, grump, lament, repine, grieve, yearn, pine, moon, idle, despair, sink, ache, languish, bleed, fret
Examples from the Web for moping
Contemporary Examples of moping
Faced with a moping, stony-faced new partner, Beth did not selflessly set aside her own pain to help.A Perfect 'Walking Dead' Episode
March 3, 2014
Historical Examples of moping
He was not moping—only weakly and even when looking a little sad, was quite happy.Weighed and Wanting
For one thing, there was plenty of hard work to keep my mind from moping.In the Valley
I couldn't help him none, and he went away, moping and miserable.Cape Cod Stories
Joseph C. Lincoln
It has been a glorious day and, if you had come in moping, I should have given you up as hopeless.Through Three Campaigns
G. A. Henty
Edward had no time for moping discontent, for revenge, or anger.
- 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.