What is mood?

  • (noun): Verb inflections that express how the action or state is conceived by the speaker.
    Synonyms: mode, modality
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "mood":

  • (noun): A characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of feeling.
    Synonyms: temper, humor, humour
  • (noun): The prevailing psychological state.
    Example: "The national mood had changed radically since the last election"
    Synonyms: climate

Famous quotes containing the word mood:

    I never have been, am not now, and probably never shall be, in a mood of harassing the people, either North or South.
    Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865)

    Craving that old sweet oneness yet dreading engulfment, wishing to be our mother’s and yet be our own, we stormily swing from mood to mood, advancing and retreating—the quintessential model of two-mindedness.
    Judith Viorst (20th century)

    Depression moods lead, almost invariably, to accidents. But, when they occur, our mood changes again, since the accident shows we can draw the world in our wake, and that we still retain some degree of power even when our spirits are low. A series of accidents creates a positively light-hearted state, out of consideration for this strange power.
    Jean Baudrillard (b. 1929)