Mope Mope, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Moped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Moping}.] [Cf. D. moppen to pout, Prov. G. muffen to sulk.] To be dull and spiritless; to spend time doing little; as, to mope around the house. ``Moping melancholy.'' --Milton. [1913 Webster]

A sickly part of one true sense Could not so mope. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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