- 1A temporary state of mind or feeling: he appeared to be in a very good mood about somethingMore example sentences
- In this case, a worker may try to dispel a bad mood by suspending work, rather than searching for a new solution.
- Another way in which emotions and moods affect judgement is the well-known relationship between good mood and overconfidence.
- Small wonder that your mood and self-esteem are plummeting and you're looking for comfort from food.
- 1.1The atmosphere or pervading tone of something: a concept album which captures the mood of modern timesMore example sentences
- Painters in turn portrayed the poems, capturing the moods or personality of the characters or themes.
- Colour couldn't create the mood and tone I was going for: the character is drained of emotion, devoid of attachment to reality, thus there is no colour.
- The artistry comes when you take someone else's music, and use it to create a mood or an atmosphere, or send people on an aural journey of sorts.
- 1.2 [as modifier] (Especially of music) inducing or suggestive of a particular feeling or state of mind: mood musicMore example sentences
- There's a jazz quartet playing mood music under the neon coloured strip lights barely audible in the hubbub of a full bar and seating area.
- They were playing mood music in the Doctor's surgery as we waited.
- It would be too easy to turn it into another documentary style presentation complete with archive footage, computer animation and mood music.
- 2An angry, irritable, or sullen state of mind: he was obviously in a moodMore example sentences
- Most of the time if Nicole told me to do something, I would, because if I did not do what she told me to, she would get in a mood with me.
- Natalie just called from the car and she's in a mood.
- They're the band you put on when you are in a mood.
in the (or in no) mood for/to do something
- Feeling (or not feeling) like doing or experiencing something: she was in no mood for sightseeingMore example sentences
- Lieutenant Nemeck was not in a good mood, and in no mood to be made fun of by a junior.
- I was in no mood to pursue the issue but the experience did leave a bad taste in my mouth.
- Laura scowled, this banter could go on for hours, and tonight she was in no mood for it, handling Ryan was enough for the time being.
Old English mōd (also in the senses 'mind' and 'fierce courage'), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch moed and German Mut.
- 1 Grammar A category or form which indicates whether a verb expresses fact (indicative mood), command (imperative mood), question (interrogative mood), wish (optative mood), or conditionality (subjunctive mood).More example sentences
- French also has the option of the embedded clause appearing in the subjunctive mood.
- He wants to move the claim from the conditional to the indicative mood, as the grammarians would say.
- But the key point here is that it's the subjunctive mood, not the subjunctive case.