d. moody

Moody

[moo-dee]
noun
1.
Dwight Lyman [lahy-muhn] , 1837–99, U.S. evangelist.
2.
Helen Wills, Wills, Helen Newington.
3.
William Vaughn [vawn] , 1869–1910, U.S. poet and playwright.
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moody (ˈmuːdɪ)
 
adj , moodier, moodiest
1.  sullen, sulky, or gloomy
2.  temperamental or changeable
 
'moodily
 
adv
 
'moodiness
 
n

Moody (ˈmuːdɪ)
 
n
Dwight Lyman. 1837--99, US evangelist and hymnodist, noted for his revivalist campaigns in Britain and the US with I. D. Sankey

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moody
O.E. modig "brave, proud, high-spirited;" meaning "subject to gloomy spells" is first recorded 1590s (via a M.E. sense of "angry"); see mood (1).
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moody mood·y (mōō'dē)
adj. mood·i·er, mood·i·est

  1. Given to frequent changes of mood; temperamental.

  2. Subject to periods of depression; sulky.

  3. Expressive of a mood, especially a sullen or gloomy mood.

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