From Middle English mood, mode, mod, from Old English mōd (“heart, mind, spirit, mood, temper; courage; arrogance, pride; power, violence”), from Proto-Germanic *mōdan, *mōdaz (“sense, courage, zeal, anger”), from Proto-Indo-European *mō-, *mē- (“endeavour, will, temper”). Cognate with Scots mude, muid (“mood, courage, spirit, temper, disposition”), West Frisian moed (“mind, spirit, courage, will, intention”), Dutch moed (“courage, bravery, heart, valor”), Low German Mōt, Mūt (“mind, heart, courage”), German Mut (“courage, braveness, heart, spirit”), Swedish mod (“courage, heart, bravery”), Icelandic móður (“wrath, grief, moodiness”), Latin mōs (“will, humour, wont, inclination, mood”), Russian сметь (smetʹ, “to dare, venture”).
mood (plural moods)
- a mental or emotional state, composure
- I'm in a sad mood since I dumped my lover.
- a sullen mental state; a bad mood
- He's in a mood with me today.
- a disposition to do something
- I'm not in the mood for running today.
- a prevalent atmosphere or feeling
- A good politician senses the mood of the crowd.
- Adjectives often used with "mood": good, bad.
- (mental or emotional state): composure, humor/humour, spirits, temperament
- (bad mood): huff (informal), pet, temper
- (disposition to do something): frame of mind
- (bad mood): good humour, good mood, good spirits
Alteration of mode
mood (plural moods)
- (grammar) 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.
- See also Wikisaurus:grammatical mood
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mood (??? please provide the genitive and partitive!)
- This Estonian noun needs an inflection-table template.