Definition of moody adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈmuːdi//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmuːdi//
    (moodier, moodiest) Unhappiness
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  1. 1having moods that change quickly and often Moody people are very difficult to deal with. She’s a bit moody and never the same two days in a row. Teenagers tend to get a bad name for being moody, rude and irresponsible.
  2. 2bad-tempered or upset, often for no particular reason synonym grumpy Why are you so moody today? See related entries: Unhappiness
  3. 3(of a film/movie, piece of music or place) suggesting particular emotions, especially sad ones
  4. Word OriginOld English mōdig ‘brave or wilful’ (see mood ‘state of mind’, -y).
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