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?
He was not moping—only weakly and even when looking a little sad, was quite happy.
And as to behavior, it was not that it was either quarrelsome or moping, but simply unlike the rest.
For one thing, there was plenty of hard work to keep my mind from moping.
She knew that the girl was, to use her own expression, "moping quite prodigiously for that Mr. Carr."
I couldn't help him none, and he went away, moping and miserable.
But Winton knew well that she was moping, and cherishing some feeling against himself.
It has been a glorious day and, if you had come in moping, I should have given you up as hopeless.
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.