What is mood?

  • (noun): The prevailing psychological state.
    Example: "The national mood had changed radically since the last election"
    Synonyms: climate
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "mood":

  • (noun): Verb inflections that express how the action or state is conceived by the speaker.
    Synonyms: mode, modality
  • (noun): A characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of feeling.
    Synonyms: temper, humor, humour

Famous quotes containing the word mood:

    A free-enterprise economy depends only on markets, and according to the most advanced mathematical macroeconomic theory, markets depend only on moods: specifically, the mood of the men in the pinstripes, also known as the Boys on the Street. When the Boys are in a good mood, the market thrives; when they get scared or sullen, it is time for each one of us to look into the retail apple business.
    Barbara Ehrenreich (b. 1941)

    My companion assumes to know my mood and habit of thought, and we go on from explanation to explanation, until all is said that words can, and we leave matters just as they were at first, because of that vicious assumption.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    The child ... stands upon a place apart, a little spectator of the world, before whom men and women come and go, events fall out, years open their slow story and are noted or let go as his mood chances to serve them. The play touches him not. He but looks on, thinks his own thought, and turns away, not even expecting his cue to enter the plot and speak. He waits,—he knows not for what.
    Woodrow Wilson (1856–1924)