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Definitions and Synonyms of mood | Another word for mood | What is mood?

Definition 1: a characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of feeling - [noun denoting feeling]

Samples where mood or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • whether he praised or cursed me depended on his temper at the time
  • he was in a bad humor

Synonyms for mood in the sense of this definition

(mood is a kind of ...) the experiencing of affective and emotional states

"she had a feeling of euphoria" "he had terrible feelings of guilt" "I disliked him and the feeling was mutual"

(... is a kind of mood ) an annoyed or irritated mood

(... is a kind of mood ) a mood or display of sullen aloofness or withdrawal

"stayed home in a sulk"

(... is a kind of mood ) a cheerful and agreeable mood

(... is a kind of mood ) an angry and disagreeable mood

Definition 2: verb inflections that express how the action or state is conceived by the speaker - [noun denoting linkdef]

Synonyms for mood in the sense of this definition

(mood is a kind of ...) a linguistic relation established by grammar

(... is a kind of mood ) a mood (grammatically unmarked) that represents the act or state as an objective fact

(... is a kind of mood ) a mood that represents an act or state (not as a fact but) as contingent or possible

(... is a kind of mood ) a mood (as in Greek or Sanskrit) that expresses a wish or hope; expressed in English by modal verbs

(... is a kind of mood ) a mood that expresses an intention to influence the listener's behavior

(... is a kind of mood ) some linguists consider interrogative sentences to constitute a mood

Definition 3: the prevailing psychological state - [noun denoting state]

Samples where mood or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the climate of opinion
  • the national mood had changed radically since the last election

Synonyms for mood in the sense of this definition

(mood is a kind of ...) a state at a particular time

"a condition (or state) of disrepair" "the current status of the arms negotiations"

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