Word family noun mood moodiness adjective moody adverb moodily
From King Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Grammar
moodmood /muːd/ ●●● S3 W3 noun 1 way you feel [countable]MOOD the way you feel at a particular time You’re in a good mood this morning! the general mood of depression in the office2 be in a mood3 be/feel in the mood (for something)4 be in no mood for something/to do something5 when the mood takes you6 way a place or event feels [singular] the way that a place, event, book, film etc seems or makes you feel The opening shot of dark, rainy streets sets the mood for the whole film.7 grammar [countable] technicalSLG one of the sets of verb forms in grammar: the indicative (=expressing a fact or action), the imperative (=expressing a command), the interrogative (=expressing a question), or the subjunctive (=expressing a doubt or wish)COLLOCATIONSadjectivesa good moodHe was in a good mood when he got home from work.a bad moodThe news had put her in a bad mood.a confident/optimistic/relaxed etc moodAt the beginning of the negotiations, he was in a confident mood.a holiday/party/festive mood (=a happy mood in which you want to enjoy a holiday or party)The fans were in a festive mood after their team won the championship.a foul mood (=very bad and angry)Watch what you say; he's in a foul mood.a black mood British English (=very angry or sad)His earlier black mood seemed to have gone.a sombre mood British English, a somber mood American English (=serious and slightly sad)His death has put the country in a sombre mood.the general mood (=the mood of a group of people)One soldier expressed the general mood of fear and failure in a letter home.the public/national mood (=the mood of the people in a country)The public mood was one of anger and frustration.phrasesa mood of optimism/despair/excitement etcThere is a new mood of optimism.a change of moodMichael underwent one of his sudden changes of mood.the mood of the time/moment (=the way people in general feel at a particular time)The movie captured the mood of the moment.mood + NOUNmood swings (=changes of mood)Sudden mood swings can be a sign of mental illness.verbsreflect/capture somebody's mood (=show what someone is feeling)His comments reflected the national mood.match/suit somebody's moodThe terrible weather matched her mood.lighten somebody's mood (=make someone feel happier)The sun was streaming in the window, but it did nothing to lighten his mood.gauge somebody's mood (=try to decide what someone's mood is)He looked at her for a moment, trying to gauge her mood.somebody's mood changesThen his mood changed, and he laughed.somebody's mood improvesBy the next morning, her mood had improved.
Examples from the Corpus
moodFen seemed to be in an amiable mood today.In keeping with the general mood of the time, these novels tended to sentimentalize the past.Darla's a typical teenager - her moods change like lightning.But if his mood was optimistic, the stakes have never been more serious.But then, his mood suddenly darkens.Sometimes the Party establishment, in its political moods, falls to judge the mood of its new recruits.Labor leaders figured that given the political mood of the time, Truman was the best candidate.Mondovi provoked severe unrest, contributing to the rebellious mood of the entire region.His ears pricked themselves to attention as he became aware of the master's mood.Back at the Fernandez house, the mood was glum.Pessimism replaced the mood of democratic optimism that existed before World War I.According to the few aid workers remaining in the town, the mood there is tense.
Origin mood 1. Old English mod mind, courage2. (1500-1600) mode