Faced with a moping, stony-faced new partner, Beth did not selflessly set aside her own pain to help.
Why ain't you riding in the park with Helen, instead of moping in this dark room?
We can't go on moping always, on the night before the holidays, too!
And as to behavior, it was not that it was either quarrelsome or moping, but simply unlike the rest.
At last Joel took to moping, and Ben found him thus in a corner.
She knew that the girl was, to use her own expression, "moping quite prodigiously for that Mr. Carr."
We were not the moping, complaining graybeards that many might suppose we must have been.
But Winton knew well that she was moping, and cherishing some feeling against himself.
Assuredly—for some better satisfaction than your just moping here without a sign!
That will be more agreeable than moping in this gloomsome cavern.
1560s, "to move and act unconsciously;" 1580s, "to be listless and apathetic," the sound of the word perhaps somehow suggestive of low feelings (cf. Low German mopen "to sulk," Dutch moppen "to grumble, to grouse," Danish maabe, dialectal Swedish mopa "to mope"). Related: Moped; moping; mopey; mopish.