adjective (moodier; -est) Date: 1593 1. subject to depression ; gloomy 2. subject to moods ; temperamental 3. expressive of a mood • moodily adverbmoodiness noun

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  • Moody — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Anne Moody (* 1940), US amerikanische Bürgerrechtlerin Ben Moody (* 1981), US amerikanischer Gitarrist und Produzent Blair Moody (1902–1954), US amerikanischer Politiker Bryan Moody (* 1972), kanadischer… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Moody — may refer to: Places: Moody, Alabama, USA Moody, Missouri, USA Moody, Texas, USA Moody County, South Dakota, USA Port Moody, British Columbia, Canada Moody s Corner, Nova Scotia, Canada Moody, South Australia, Australia In business: Moody s, an… …   Wikipedia

  • Moody — Moody, AL U.S. town in Alabama Population (2000): 8053 Housing Units (2000): 3317 Land area (2000): 23.890636 sq. miles (61.876461 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.143462 sq. miles (0.371565 sq. km) Total area (2000): 24.034098 sq. miles (62.248026… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Moody — Mood y, a. [Compar. {Moodier}; superl. {Moodiest}.] [AS. m[=o]dig courageous.] 1. Subject to varying moods, especially to states of mind which are unamiable or depressed. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence: Out of humor; peevish; angry; fretful; also,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Moody — (spr. mūdĭ), Dwight Lyman, amerikan. Erweckungsprediger, geb. 5. Febr. 1837 in Northfield (Massachusetts), gest. daselbst 22. Dez. 1899, von Beruf Schuhmacher, war seit 1856 in Chicago, später auf Reisen in England und Amerika mit großem Erfolg… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • moody — index despondent, disconsolate, fractious, froward, inconsistent, petulant, resentful, restive Burton s Le …   Law dictionary

  • Moody —   [ muːdɪ], William Vaughn, amerikanischer Schriftsteller, * Spencer (Indiana) 8. 7. 1869, ✝ Colorado Springs (Colorado) 17. 10. 1910; studierte an der Harvard University und lehrte dort sowie an der University of Chicago. Seine Gedichte und… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • moody — (adj.) O.E. modig brave, proud, high spirited, impetuous, arrogant, from P.Gmc. *modago (Cf. O.S. modag, Du. moedig, Ger. mutig, O.N. moðugr); see MOOD (Cf. mood) (1) + Y (Cf. y) (2). Meaning subject to gloomy spells is first recorded 1590s (via… …   Etymology dictionary

  • moody — [adj] crabby, temperamental angry, cantankerous, capricious, changeable, crabbed*, crestfallen, cross, dismal, doleful, dour, downcast, down in the dumps*, down in the mouth*, erratic, fickle, fitful, flighty, frowning, gloomy, glum, huffy, ill… …   New thesaurus

  • moody — ► ADJECTIVE (moodier, moodiest) 1) given to sudden bouts of gloominess or sullenness. 2) giving a melancholy or mysterious impression. DERIVATIVES moodily adverb moodiness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • Moody — [mo͞o′dē] 1. Dwight Lyman [lī′mən] 1837 99; U.S. Christian evangelist 2. William Vaughn 1869 1910; U.S. poet & playwright …   English World dictionary

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