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Definitions of mood

  1. the prevailing psychological state; " the climate of opinion"; " the national mood had changed radically since the last election"
  2. 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"
  3. verb inflections that express how the action or state is conceived by the speaker
  4. Manner; style; mode; logical form; musical style; manner of action or being. See Mode which is the preferable form).
  5. Manner of conceiving and expressing action or being, as positive, possible, hypothetical, etc., without regard to other accidents, such as time, person, number, etc.; as, the indicative mood; the infinitive mood; the subjunctive mood. Same as Mode.
  6. Temper of mind; temporary state of the mind in regard to passion or feeling; humor; as, a melancholy mood; a suppliant mood.
  7. The feeling- tone accompaniment of an idea or mental representation. It is the most direct psychic derivative of instinct and the psychic representative of the various bodily changes by means of which instincts manifest themselves.
  8. Temper of mind; change in the form of a verb to express the manner of action or being. Also, mode.
  9. Fashion: manner: ( gram.) a form of verbal inflection to express the mode or manner of action or being: ( logic) the form of the syllogism as determined by the quantity and quality of its three constituent propositions: ( mus.) the arrangement of the intervals in the scale, as major and minor.
  10. Disposition of mind: temporary state of the mind: anger: heat of temper.
  11. Temper of mind; humor; form of conjugation of the verb.
  12. Same as MODE.
  13. Temporary state of the mind; caprice; humor.
  14. The state of being moody.
  15. Mode; a variation of form in a verb to express the manner in which the action or fact denoted by the verb is conceived in connection with the subject; the form of a syllogism as regards the quantity and quality of its propositions when arranged in the first figure; arrangement of the intervals. See Mode.
  16. Temper of mind; humour or disposition.
  17. Disposition of mind; temper of mind; disposition.
  18. In gram., a certain form of inflection indicating the mode or manner, as regards action, in which the meaning of the verb is presented to the learner, as indicative mood, impera. mood; in logic, the form of a syllogism, as determined by the quantity and quality of the three propositions by which it is formed; style of music.
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Quotes of mood

  1. Nothing. We're all friends and friendly. So when the cameras go down, depending on the mood or the nature of the material we're dealing with, there's usually a kind of a prevailing light attitude that's floating around. – Richard Dean Anderson
  2. And being as I'm somebody who loves movies like The Machinist, I also love going along to big mass entertainment movies. I get in the mood for all kinds of movies, and so I like to try each of them. – Christian Bale
  3. In a mood of faith and hope my work goes on. A ream of fresh paper lies on my desk waiting for the next book. I am a writer and I take up my pen to write. – Pearl S. Buck
  4. The trick is to be grateful when your mood is high and graceful when it is low. – Richard Carlson
  5. It was weird because I was pregnant, throughout that so it was weird being a pregnant witch. I was in a really bad mood but luckily, because I sleep with the director, he just sort of scheduled me so I only had to do it two nights. – Helena Bonham Carter
  6. In Romanticism, the main determinant is the mood the atmosphere. And in that regard, you could also describe Schubert as a Romantic. – Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
  7. I have a friend who, if she has a bad hair day, it affects her whole mood because it is part of her sexuality, her confidence. I don't have that problem any more. – Cathy Freeman
  8. I travel light. I think the most important thing is to be in a good mood and enjoy life, wherever you are. – Diane von Furstenberg
  9. You have to have the right atmosphere, really be in the right mood to really fully enjoy a Cohiba. – Raul Julia
  10. By painting colors and lines and forms seen in quickened mood I was seeking to make this mood vibrate as a phonograph does. This was the origin of the paintings in The Frieze of Life. – Edvard Munch
  11. It all has to do with the director, the captain of the ship. He sets the pace, the mood If the director is quiet, the set is quiet. If the director is loud, then everybody has to be louder to be heard. – Eva Marie Saint
  12. At first, I only laughed at myself. Then I noticed that life itself is amusing. I've been in a generally good mood ever since. – Marilyn vos Savant
  13. I always say that I've been in a bad mood for maybe 35 years now. I try to lighten it up, but that's what comes out when you get me on camera. – Martin Scorsese
  14. In nearly all ballads, the words set the mood and meaning, while the music intensifies or enhances them. – Kate Smith
  15. I was in a queer mood thinking myself very old: but now I am a woman again- as I always am when I write. – Virginia Woolf

Usage examples for mood

  1. As he approached nearer Tom was made aware that the crowd was in an ugly mood – Tom Swift and his Electric Runabout or, The Speediest Car on the Road by Victor Appleton
  2. Just now, I'm not in the mood – Hoofbeats on the Turnpike by Mildred A. Wirt
  3. " This fellow Balch-" " We're in no mood for argument," Dr. Frank cut in. – Astounding Stories of Super-Science, March 1930 by Various
  4. Can't you see I'm not in a mood for that sort of thing? – Will Warburton by George Gissing
  5. But a little thought brought him to a better mood – A Knight Of The Nineteenth Century by E. P. Roe
  6. Their mood was as golden as the light. – The Bent Twig by Dorothy Canfield
  7. That will put them in a good mood – The Guests Of Hercules by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  8. From the moment Durward took his seat by her cousin, she had appeared ill at ease, and as he began to understand her better, he readily guessed that her silent mood was owing chiefly to the attentions he paid to 'Lena, and not to a nervous headache, as she said, when her grandmother, inquiring the cause of her silence, remarked, that " she'd been chipper enough until Mr. Bellmont came in." – 'Lena Rivers by Mary J. Holmes
  9. The May- Day mood was upon him again. – The Rosary by Florence L. Barclay
  10. He was willing to enter into his friend's mood – The Just and the Unjust by Vaughan Kester
  11. We are to change our mood from laughter to tears upon a sudden discovery that the character belonged to a man of genius; and this we had already known from the beginning. – Biographical Essays by Thomas de Quincey
  12. What comes home in one mood may not come home in another. – The Last Harvest by John Burroughs
  13. Never before had he seen his young lord in this mood – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  14. The next day did not find him in any better mood – The Honorable Peter Stirling and What People Thought of Him by Paul Leicester Ford
  15. My mind was in a strange mood – Peter Schlemihl by Adelbert von Chamisso
  16. With a quick change of mood she inquired: What's doing down at the hotel? – Behind the Green Door by Mildred A. Wirt
  17. But the father was in a mood for having fun, and it occurred to him that it would be a fine thing to throw the dog out of the window. – Men, Women, and Boats by Stephen Crane
  18. Carolyn May went to bed that evening in a much more serious mood than usual. – Carolyn of the Corners by Ruth Belmore Endicott
  19. Then the girl's mood changed. – The Place Beyond the Winds by Harriet T. Comstock
  20. Instantly my mood changed to content. – Salute to Adventurers by John Buchan

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