- Mood is a feeling.
An example of mood is someone who is grumpy.
- a particular state of mind or feeling; humor, or temper
- a predominant or pervading feeling, spirit, or tone
- fits of morose, sullen, or uncertain temper
- Obsolete anger
Origin: Middle English from Old English mod, mind, soul, courage, akin to German mut, mental disposition, spirit, courage from Indo-European base an unverified form me-, to strive strongly, be energetic from source Classical Latin mos, custom, customary behavior
- a characteristic of verbs that involves the speaker's attitude toward the action expressed, indicating whether this is regarded as a fact (indicative mood), as a matter of supposition, desire, possibility, etc. (subjunctive mood), or as a command (imperative mood); also, an analytic category based on this characteristic (mood is shown by inflection, as in Latin, or analytically with auxiliaries, as English may, might, should, or by both)
- any of the forms a verb takes to indicate this characteristic
- Logic any of the various forms of valid syllogisms, as determined by the quantity and quality of their constituent propositions
Origin: from mode, altered after mood
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- A state of mind or emotion.
- A pervading impression of an observer: the somber mood of the painting.
- An incidence of sulking or angry behavior.
- Inclination; disposition.
Origin: Middle English mod, from Old English mōd, disposition; see mē-1 in Indo-European roots.
- Grammar A set of verb forms or inflections used to indicate the speaker's attitude toward the factuality or likelihood of the action or condition expressed. In English the indicative mood is used to make factual statements, the subjunctive mood to indicate doubt or unlikelihood, and the imperative mood to express a command.
- Logic The arrangement or form of a syllogism.
Origin: Alteration of mode.
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