adjective, mood·i·er, mood·i·est.
- given to gloomy, depressed, or sullen moods; ill-humored.
- proceeding from or showing such a mood: a moody silence.
- expressing or exhibiting sharply varying moods; temperamental.
adjective moodier or moodiest
- sullen, sulky, or gloomy
- temperamental or changeable
- Dwight Lyman. 1837–99, US evangelist and hymnodist, noted for his revivalist campaigns in Britain and the US with I. D. Sankey
n.Old English modignes “pride, passion, anger;” see moody + -ness. Meaning “condition of being moody” is from 1858. adj.Old English modig “brave, proud, high-spirited, impetuous, arrogant,” from Proto-Germanic *modago- (cf. Old Saxon modag, Dutch moedig, German mutig, Old Norse moðugr); see mood (1) + -y (2). Meaning “subject to gloomy spells” is first recorded 1590s (via a Middle English sense of “angry”). adj.
- Given to frequent changes of mood; temperamental.
- Subject to periods of depression; sulky.
- Expressive of a mood, especially a sullen or gloomy mood.