mood

Are you feeling good or bad, cheerful or irritable right now? This is your mood.

Mood refers to how you feel at the present time. If you want to ask your boss for a raise, wait until he or she is in a good mood. Don't ask, though, if he or she is "in a mood" - that means the person is grumpy. If you are in the mood for something like ice cream or spicy food, you would like to have it now. Mood can also describe the attitude of a group of people or the feeling of a film, novel or piece of music.

Primary Meanings of mood

1.
n
a characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of feeling
2.
n
verb inflections that express how the action or state is conceived by the speaker
Full Definitions of mood
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n a characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of feeling

Synonyms:
humor, humour, temper
Types:
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peeve
an annoyed or irritated mood
sulk, sulkiness
a mood or display of sullen aloofness or withdrawal
amiability, good humor, good humour, good temper
a cheerful and agreeable mood
distemper, ill humor, ill humour
an angry and disagreeable mood
jolliness, jollity, joviality
feeling jolly and jovial and full of good humor
moodiness
a sullen gloomy feeling
choler, crossness, fretfulness, fussiness, irritability, peevishness, petulance
an irritable petulant feeling
Type of:
feeling
the experiencing of affective and emotional states

n the prevailing psychological state

“the national mood had changed radically since the last election”
Synonyms:
climate
Type of:
condition, status
a state at a particular time
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n verb inflections that express how the action or state is conceived by the speaker

Synonyms:
modality, mode
Types:
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common mood, declarative, declarative mood, fact mood, indicative, indicative mood
a mood (grammatically unmarked) that represents the act or state as an objective fact
subjunctive, subjunctive mood
a mood that represents an act or state (not as a fact but) as contingent or possible
optative, optative mood
a mood (as in Greek or Sanskrit) that expresses a wish or hope; expressed in English by modal verbs
imperative, imperative form, imperative mood, jussive mood
a mood that expresses an intention to influence the listener's behavior
interrogative, interrogative mood
some linguists consider interrogative sentences to constitute a mood
Type of:
grammatical relation
a linguistic relation established by grammar

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