from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Dejection; dullness; stupidity.
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The world has unmistakably grown younger again during the last twenty years, as though -- which, indeed, is the fact -- it had thrown off an accumulation of mopishness, shaken itself free from imaginary middle-aged restrictions and preoccupations.
I'm right glad poor Mr. Amyas should find a sprightly young lady to cure him of his mopishness.
This only I shall say, that those who indulge their sorrow to such a degree, as to drown their spirits, and to sink them into melancholy and mopishness, and thereby render themselves unserviceable to God, and unfit for the necessities of this life, they commit one sin more to mourn for, and overthrow the end of repentance by the indiscreet use of the means of it.