Definitions for: Mood

[n] a characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of feeling; "whether he praised or cursed me depended on his temper at the time"; "he was in a bad humor"
[n] verb inflections that express how the action or state is conceived by the speaker
[n] the prevailing psychological state; "the climate of opinion"; "the national mood had changed radically since the last election"

Webster (1913) Definition: Mood, n. [The same word as mode, perh. influenced by mood
temper. See Mode.]
1. Manner; style; mode; logical form; musical style; manner
of action or being. See Mode which is the preferable

2. (Gram.) Manner of conceiving and expressing action or
being, as positive, possible, hypothetical, etc., without
regard to other accidents, such as time, person, number,
etc.; as, the indicative mood; the infinitive mood; the
subjunctive mood. Same as Mode.

Mood, n. [OE. mood, mod, AS. m[=o]dmind, feeling, heart,
courage; akin to OS. & OFries. m[=o]d, D. moed, OHG. muot, G.
muth, mut, courage, Dan. & Sw. mod, Icel. m[=o]?r wrath,
Goth. m[=o]ds.]
Temper of mind; temporary state of the mind in regard to
passion or feeling; humor; as, a melancholy mood; a suppliant

Till at the last aslaked was mood. --Chaucer.

Fortune is merry, And in this mood will give us
anything. --Shak.

The desperate recklessness of her mood. --Hawthorne.

Synonyms: climate, humor, humour, modality, mode, temper

See Also: amiability, common mood, condition, declarative, declarative mood, fact mood, feeling, good humor, good humour, good temper, grammatical relation, ill humor, ill humour, imperative, imperative mood, indicative, indicative mood, interrogative, interrogative mood, jussive mood, optative, optative mood, status, subjunctive, subjunctive mood, sulk, sulkiness

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