Moping



[mohp] /moʊp/

verb (used without object), moped, moping.
1.
to be sunk in dejection or listless apathy; sulk; brood.
verb (used with object), moped, moping.
2.
to make dejected, listless, or apathetic.
noun
3.
a person who mopes or is given to moping.
4.
mopes, depressed spirits; blues.
/məʊp/
verb (intransitive)
1.
to be gloomy or apathetic: there’s no time to mope
2.
to move or act in an aimless way: he moped around the flat
noun
3.
a gloomy person
v.

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.

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