Mood·y a. [Compar. Moodier superl. Moodiest.]
1. Subject to varying moods, especially to states of mind which are unamiable or depressed.
2. Hence: Out of humor; peevish; angry; fretful; also, abstracted and pensive; sad; gloomy; melancholy. “Every peevish, moody malcontent.”
Arouse thee from thy moody dream! --Sir W. Scott.
Syn: -- Gloomy; pensive; sad; fretful; capricious.
adj 1: showing a brooding ill humor; "a dark scowl"; "the
proverbially dour New England Puritan"; "a glum,
hopeless shrug"; "he sat in moody silence"; "a morose
and unsociable manner"; "a saturnine, almost
misanthropic young genius"- Bruce Bliven; "a sour
temper"; "a sullen crowd" [syn: dark, dour, glowering,
glum, morose, saturnine, sour, sullen]
2: subject to sharply varying moods; "a temperamental opera
singer" [syn: temperamental]
n 1: United States tennis player who dominated women's tennis in
the 1920s and 1930s (born in 1906) [syn: Helen Wills
Moody, Helen Wills, Helen Newington Wills]
2: United States evangelist (1837-1899) [syn: Dwight Lyman
[also: moodiest, moodier]