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.

Definitions of mood
  1. noun
    a characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of feeling
    synonyms: humor, humour, temper
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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
  2. noun
    the prevailing psychological state
    “the national mood had changed radically since the last election”
    synonyms: climate
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    condition, status
    a state at a particular time
  3. noun
    verb inflections that express how the action or state is conceived by the speaker
    synonyms: modality, mode
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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
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    grammatical relation
    a linguistic relation established by grammar
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