When you're bummed out, I bet you sometimes mope. Moping is something people do when they're feeling gloomy and doomy and sad.

Moping never solved a problem, but we all do it when things aren't going our way. A moping person is usually frowning, slouched over, quiet, and maybe even lying down. We mope when we're sad, but part of moping is directed at other people, because moping is at least a little public. When someone says you're "moping around," they can tell you're trying to let everyone know how sad you are. To mope is to say "Hey! Somebody cheer me up!"

Definitions of mope

v be apathetic, gloomy, or dazed

moon about, moon around
Type of:
have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

v move around slowly and aimlessly

mope around
Type of:
move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

n someone who wastes time

dallier, dilly-dallier, dillydallier, lounger
Type of:
bum, do-nothing, idler, layabout, loafer
person who does no work

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