from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Given to frequent changes of mood; temperamental.
  • adj. Subject to periods of depression; sulky.
  • adj. Expressive of a mood, especially a sullen or gloomy mood: a moody silence.

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  • adj. given to sudden or frequent changes of mind; temperamental
  • adj. sulky or depressed
  • adj. dour, gloomy or brooding

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Subject to varying moods, especially to states of mind which are unamiable or depressed.
  • adj. Hence: Out of humor; peevish; angry; fretful; also, abstracted and pensive; sad; gloomy; melancholy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Spirited; high-spirited; proud; obstinate.
  • Angry.
  • Subject to or indulging in moods or humors; hence, peevish; fretful; out of humor; gloomy; sullen; melancholy.
  • Corresponding or adapted to moods or varying states of mind.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. showing a brooding ill humor
  • adj. subject to sharply varying moods
  • n. United States evangelist (1837-1899)
  • n. United States tennis player who dominated women's tennis in the 1920s and 1930s (1905-1998)


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From Old English mōdiġ ("brave"), from Proto-Germanic. Cognate with Dutch moedig, German mutig, Swedish modig.


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