The definition of moody is someone who experiences wild shifts in emotions, often from happy to sad or nice to mean quickly or without reason.
A person who has good moods and bad moods all the time is an example of someone who would be described as moody.
Subject to periods of depression; sulky.
Given to frequent changes of mood; temperamental.
Subject to or characterized by gloomy, sullen moods or changes of mood.
Expressive of a mood, especially a sullen or gloomy mood.
A moody silence.
Resulting from or indicating such a mood.
1837-99; U.S. Christian evangelist.
Origin of moody
- From Old English mÅdiÄ¡ (“brave"), from Proto-Germanic. Cognate with Dutch moedig, German mutig, Swedish modig.