Search Result for "moody":
1. United States tennis player who dominated women's tennis in the 1920s and 1930s (1905-1998);
[syn: Moody, Helen Wills Moody, Helen Wills, Helen Newington Wills]
2. United States evangelist (1837-1899);
[syn: Moody, Dwight Lyman Moody]
1. showing a brooding ill humor;
- Example: "a dark scowl"
- Example: "the proverbially dour New England Puritan"
- Example: "a glum, hopeless shrug"
- Example: "he sat in moody silence"
- Example: "a morose and unsociable manner"
- Example: "a saturnine, almost misanthropic young genius"- Bruce Bliven
- Example: "a sour temper"
- Example: "a sullen crowd"
[syn: dark, dour, glowering, glum, moody, morose, saturnine, sour, sullen]
2. subject to sharply varying moods;
- Example: "a temperamental opera singer"
[syn: moody, temperamental]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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, abstracted and pensive; sad; gloomy; melancholy. "Every peevish, moody malcontent." --Rowe. [1913 Webster] Arouse thee from thy moody dream! --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] Syn: Gloomy; pensive; sad; fretful; capricious. [1913 Webster] MoolahU.S. Gazetteer (1990):
Moody, AL (town, FIPS 51096) Location: 33.59693 N, 86.49463 W Population (1990): 4921 (1845 housing units) Area: 28.6 sq km (land), 0.2 sq km (water) Moody, MO Zip code(s): 65777 Moody, TX (town, FIPS 49200) Location: 31.30844 N, 97.36025 W Population (1990): 1329 (573 housing units) Area: 2.1 sq km (land), 0.0 sq km (water) Zip code(s): 76557Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
158 Moby Thesaurus words for "moody": abrupt, adrift, afloat, alternating, amorphous, arbitrary, beetle-browed, black, black-browed, blue, brooding, broody, cantankerous, capricious, changeable, changeful, chapfallen, cheerless, crabbed, crabby, cranky, crestfallen, crotchety, crusty, curt, dark, dejected, depressed, desolate, despondent, desultory, deviable, disconsolate, disheartened, dismal, dizzy, dour, downcast, downhearted, dumpish, eccentric, erratic, fanciful, fantasied, fantastic, fast and loose, fickle, fitful, flaky, flickering, flighty, flitting, fluctuating, freakish, frowning, giddy, gloomy, glowering, glum, grim, grum, harebrained, huffish, huffy, humorsome, ill-humored, ill-tempered, impatient, impetuous, impulsive, in the doldrums, inconsistent, inconstant, indecisive, infirm, irregular, irresolute, irresponsible, irritable, kinky, long-faced, lowering, lugubrious, maggoty, mazy, melancholy, mercurial, moodish, mopey, moping, mopish, morose, motiveless, mumpish, notional, out of sorts, peevish, petulant, piqued, quirky, rambling, restless, roving, sad, saturnine, scatterbrained, scowling, shapeless, shifting, shifty, short, short-tempered, shuffling, snappish, snappy, spasmodic, spineless, sulking, sulky, sullen, surly, temperamental, testy, touchy, unaccountable, uncertain, uncontrolled, undependable, undisciplined, uneven, unfixed, unhappy, unpredictable, unreasonable, unreliable, unrestrained, unsettled, unstable, unstable as water, unstaid, unsteadfast, unsteady, vacillating, vagarious, vagrant, variable, vicissitudinary, vicissitudinous, volatile, wandering, wanton, waspish, wavering, wavery, wavy, wayward, whimsical, wishy-washy