See also: Moody


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From Middle English mody, modi, from Old English mōdiġ (brave), from Proto-Germanic *mōdagaz (courageous); synchronically mood +‎ -y.


  • IPA(key): /ˈmuːdi/
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  • Rhymes: -uːdi


moody (comparative moodier, superlative moodiest)

  1. Given to sudden or frequent changes of mind; temperamental.
  2. Sulky or depressed.
  3. Dour, gloomy or brooding.
    • 2020 December 2, Paul Bigland, “My weirdest and wackiest Rover yet”, in Rail, page 65:
      There's something special about tidal estuaries, due to the abundance of wildlife and the ever-changing scenes as the water ebbs or rises. Throw in some moody skies and filtered sunlight, and the views can resemble a painting by Turner - only you don't have to go to the National Gallery to see this, it's brought to your seat on a train.
  4. (slang) dodgy or stolen.