Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary

Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of MOODY

Pronunciation:  'moodee, 'moodee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  United States evangelist (1837-1899)
  2. [n]  United States tennis player who dominated women's tennis in the 1920s and 1930s (born in 1906)
  3. [adj]  subject to sharply varying moods; "a temperamental opera singer"
  4. [adj]  showing a brooding ill humor; "a dark scowl"; "the proverbially dour New England Puritan"; "a glum, hopeless shrug"; "he sat in moody silence"; "a morose and unsociable manner"; "a saturnine, almost misanthropic young genius"- Bruce Bliven; "a sour temper"; "a sullen crowd"

MOODY is a 5 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: dark, dour, Dwight Lyman Moody, emotional, glowering, glum, Helen Newington Wills, Helen Wills, Helen Wills Moody, ill-natured, morose, saturnine, sour, sullen, temperamental
 See Also: evangelist, gospeler, gospeller, revivalist, tennis player



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Mood"y\, a. [Compar. {Moodier}; superl. {Moodiest}.] [AS.
m[=o]dig courageous.]
1. Subject to varying moods, especially to states of mind
   which are unamiable or depressed.

2. Hence: Out of humor; peevish; angry; fretful; also,
   abstracted and pensive; sad; gloomy; melancholy. ``Every
   peevish, moody malcontent.'' --Rowe.

         Arouse thee from thy moody dream!     --Sir W.

Syn: Gloomy; pensive; sad; fretful; capricious.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: abrupt, adrift, afloat, alternating, amorphous, arbitrary, beetle-browed, black, black-browed, blue, brooding, broody, cantankerous, capricious, changeable, changeful, chapfallen, cheerless, crabbed, crabby, cranky, crestfallen, crotchety, crusty, curt, dark, dejected, depressed, desolate, despondent, desultory, deviable, disconsolate, disheartened, dismal, dizzy, dour, downcast, downhearted, dumpish, eccentric, erratic, fanciful, fantasied, fantastic, fast and loose, fickle, fitful, flaky, flickering, flighty, flitting, fluctuating, freakish, frowning, giddy, gloomy, glowering, glum, grim, grum, harebrained, huffish, huffy, humorsome, ill-humored, ill-tempered, impatient, impetuous, impulsive, in the doldrums, inconsistent, inconstant, indecisive, infirm, irregular, irresolute, irresponsible, irritable, kinky, long-faced, lowering, lugubrious, maggoty, mazy, melancholy, mercurial, moodish, mopey, moping, mopish, morose, motiveless, mumpish, notional, out of sorts, peevish, petulant, piqued, quirky, rambling, restless, roving, sad, saturnine, scatterbrained, scowling, shapeless, shifting, shifty, short, short-tempered, shuffling, snappish, snappy, spasmodic, spineless, sulking, sulky, sullen, surly, temperamental, testy, touchy, unaccountable, uncertain, uncontrolled, undependable, undisciplined, uneven, unfixed, unhappy, unpredictable, unreasonable, unreliable, unrestrained, unsettled, unstable, unstable as water, unstaid, unsteadfast, unsteady, vacillating, vagarious, vagrant, variable, vicissitudinary, vicissitudinous, volatile, wandering, wanton, waspish, wavering, wavery, wavy, wayward, whimsical, wishy-washy