verb (used without object), moped, moping.
to be sunk in dejection or listless apathy; sulk; brood.
verb (used with object), moped, moping.
to make dejected, listless, or apathetic.
a person who mopes or is given to moping.
mopes, depressed spirits; blues.

1560–70; variant of mop2

moper, noun
mopingly, adverb Unabridged
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mope (məʊp)
1.  to be gloomy or apathetic: there's no time to mope
2.  to move or act in an aimless way: he moped around the flat
3.  a gloomy person
[C16: perhaps from obsolete mope fool and related to mop²]

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Word Origin & History

1560s, the sound of the word perhaps somehow suggestive of low feelings (cf. Low Ger. mopen "to sulk," Du. moppen "to grumble, to grouse," Dan. maabe "to mope"). Related: Moping; mopey.
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Example sentences
Her understandable response is to mope around the house, and for the next hour
  the film is as dull and depressive as its heroine.
It was a long shot in the first place, so there is not too much to mope about,
  but it is still a bit disappointing.
Heartbroken souls that wallow in their sorrows and mope in perpetual gloom have
  got it all wrong.
Don't mope because of the heat-induced slow fishing during the day.
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