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[moo-dee] /ˈmu di/

adjective, moodier, moodiest.
given to gloomy, depressed, or sullen ; ill-humored.
proceeding from or showing such a :
a moody silence.
expressing or exhibiting sharply varying ; temperamental.
adjective moodier, moodiest
sullen, sulky, or gloomy
temperamental or changeable
Dwight Lyman. 1837–99, US evangelist and hymnodist, noted for his revivalist campaigns in Britain and the US with I. D. Sankey

Old English modignes “pride, passion, anger;” see moody + -ness. Meaning “condition of being moody” is from 1858.

Old English modig “brave, proud, high-spirited, impetuous, arrogant,” from Proto-Germanic *modago- (cf. Old Saxon modag, Dutch moedig, German mutig, Old Norse moðugr); see mood (1) + -y (2). Meaning “subject to gloomy spells” is first recorded 1590s (via a Middle English sense of “angry”).

moody mood·y (mōō’dē)
adj. mood·i·er, mood·i·est


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