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:

    Fishermen, hunters, woodchoppers, and others, spending their lives in the fields and woods, in a peculiar sense a part of Nature themselves, are often in a more favorable mood for observing her, in the intervals of their pursuits, than philosophers or poets even, who approach her with expectation. She is not afraid to exhibit herself to them.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Fortune is merry,
    And in this mood will give us anything.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    DEAR FRIEND: ——
    If I was sure of thee, sure of thy capacity, sure to match my mood with thine, I should never think again of trifles in relation to thy comings and goings. I am not very wise; my moods are quite attainable; and I respect thy genius; it is to me unfathomed; yet dare I not presume in thee a perfect intelligence of me, and so thou art to me a delicious torment. Thine ever, or never.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)