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mood

Noun

1 a characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of feeling; "whether he praised or cursed me depended on his temper at the time"; "he was in a bad humor" [syn: temper, humor, humour]
2 the prevailing psychological state; "the climate of opinion"; "the national mood had changed radically since the last election" [syn: climate]
3 verb inflections that express how the action or state is conceived by the speaker [syn: mode, modality]

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English

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From mod.

Noun

  1. mental or emotional state, composure
    I'm in a good mood since I dumped my lover.
  2. A bad mood.
    He's in a mood with me today.
  3. Disposition to do something
    I'm not in the mood for running today.
Antonyms
Translations
mental state
bad mood
disposition (see also in the mood)

Etymology 2

Alteration of mode

Noun

  1. A verb form that depends on how its containing clause relates to the speaker’s or writer’s wish, intent, or assertion about reality.
    The most common mood in English is the indicative.
Translations
in grammar
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Anagrams

Estonian

Noun

  1. fashion

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