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moodiness

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n moodiness having temperamental and changeable moods
    • n moodiness a sullen gloomy feeling
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Moodiness The quality or state of being moody; specifically, liability to strange or violent moods.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n moodiness The state or character of being moody; peevishness; sullenness.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Moodiness gloominess, peevishness
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. mód, mind; cf. Ger. muth, courage.

Usage

In literature:

John Moody is morose, suspicious, and unsocial.
"Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama" by E. Cobham Brewer
He was roused from his moody reflections by the approach of two boys, who hailed him cheerily.
"The Willoughby Captains" by Talbot Baines Reed
But, Bill Moody was prepared this time.
"The Wreck of the Nancy Bell" by J. C. Hutcheson
For a long-time she sat in moody silence, engrossed in deep thought, listening only abstractedly to the street sounds without.
"The Easiest Way" by Eugene Walter and Arthur Hornblow
When he stopped, a strange, moody look came over his face and he frowned, tapping the rug nervously with his foot.
"The Black Cross" by Olive M. Briggs
Lieutenant Moodie immediately seized his gun, and went off in the direction where he heard the firing.
"The Mission; or Scenes in Africa" by Captain Frederick Marryat
Their steady zeal made up for her moody and fitful enthusiasm.
"A Little Norsk; Or, Ol' Pap's Flaxen" by Hamlin Garland
Maroney came to White in the morning, and found him moody, and not inclined to talk.
"The Expressman and the Detective" by Allan Pinkerton
Moodie was accompanied by Constable F. J. Fitzgerald, Lafferty, Tobin and a French half-breed guide Pepin.
"Policing the Plains" by R.G. MacBeth
He ate little, but he drank a good deal of wine, and was gay and moody by turns as he was driven home.
"Despair's Last Journey" by David Christie Murray
The strange want I have spoken of now haunted and perplexed me so constantly, that I became moody and wretched.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 105, July 1866" by Various
Giovanni was taciturn and moody.
"Monte-Cristo's Daughter" by Edmund Flagg
Samuel Moody, the lengthiest preacher in the colonies.
"Acadia" by Frederic S. Cozzens
He turned his head quickly, but seeing I was alone, relapsed into his moody contemplation of the green landscape.
"Chance" by Joseph Conrad
COLONEL MOODY AND THE 74th OHIO.
"Incidents of the War: Humorous, Pathetic, and Descriptive" by Alf Burnett
It is original and moody, and ends strongly.
"Contemporary American Composers" by Rupert Hughes
After a few minutes' silence Miss Calista turned to her moody companion.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1896 to 1901" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
But he was a moody and an altered man.
"Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 2 (of 2)" by John Roby
Nan brightened up visibly at this, but Phillis's moody brow did not relax for a moment.
"Not Like Other Girls" by Rosa N. Carey
His was a moody, sensitive nature.
"The Light of the Star" by Hamlin Garland
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In poetry:

To him all men were just the same —
He never foamed at altars,
Although he lived ere Moody came —
Ere Sankey dealt in psalters.
"A Hyde Park Larrikin" by Henry Kendall
She shudders and stops as the charm she speaks;—
Is it the moody owl that shrieks?
Or is that sound, betwixt laughter and scream,
The voice of the Demon who haunts the stream?
"St. Swithin's Chair" by Sir Walter Scott
My mourning brothers! in the long, still nights,
When sleep is wilful, and the lone moon shines,
Bethink you of the silent, silver lights,
And darks with Death amongst the moody pines!
"Eighteen Hundred and Sixty-Four" by Henry Kendall
Young, in the wars, the brave Boy fell!
His Sister died of sadness!
But one remain'd their fate to tell,
For JACOB now was left alone,
And he, alas ! was helpless grown,
And pin'd in moody madness.
"The Deserted Cottage" by Mary Darby Robinson
Sometimes he chid the moody man, with childhood's fond appeal:—
'Dear father, talk to me awhile, how very lone I feel!
My mother used to smile so sad, and talk and kiss my cheek,
And sing to me such pretty songs; so low and gently speak.'
"The Sinless Child Part 4" by Elizabeth Oakes Smith
powerful, western, fallen star!
shades of night! O moody, tearful night!
great star disappear’d! O the black murk that hides the star!
cruel hands that hold me powerless! O helpless soul of me!
harsh surrounding cloud, that will not free my soul!
"When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd" by Walt Whitman

In news:

Josh Krajcik delivered a moody, soulful rendition of Foo Fighters' 'The Pretender .
Tarik Moody Jan 24 2010 - 9:02am.
Tarik Moody Apr 22 2010 - 11:55am.
MOODY MANOR REGROUPS AFTER VIOLENT EVENT.
Harper to approve CNOOC, Petronas deals after revising rules: Moody's.
Today's challenging statistic: According to Moody's Investors Service, state and municipal governments across the nation have racked up a staggering $2 trillion in unfunded pension costs.
Leroy Moody eats at the Rolling Pin Cafe in Fayetteville, Ark.
Moody, along with his brother Travis, has lived in Fayetteville since the 1930s.
Rupee Gains on Moody's Stable Outlook for India.
Moody (7-4) advances to face Garrison (9-1) in the Class 1A Division I area round at 2 pm Saturday in Fairfield.
Tarik Moody Aug 9 2010 - 2:10pm.
This Wednesday the Jazz Standards Combo and The Crimson Slides will perform in Moody Music Building Concert Hall at 7:30 pm (UA).
Moody places seventh in 3A shot put .
Nevada's Moody wins shot put title at Dodge Relays, places second at Norsemen Relays.
He songs have been covered by Van Morrison, Aerosmith, The Who, The Animals, Yardbirds and Moody Blues.
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In science:

It verifies commutation relations of Kac-Moody algebra: h˜a(k), ˜b(l)i = g[a, b] (k + l) + kδk,−l (a|b) c .
Solutions to WDVV from generalized Drinfeld-Sokolov hierarchies
Miura coordinates form a Kac Moody algebra of ˆg0 (sw ) = u(1)⊗3 ⊕ su(2), thus we shall have three exact Casimirs and one will be computed in dispersion parameter expansion.
Solutions to WDVV from generalized Drinfeld-Sokolov hierarchies
We start with an example of affine Kac-Moody algebras and the Virasoro algebra.
Simple Conformal Algebras Generated by Jordan Algebras
The Lie algebra ( bsl(n, F), [·, ·]) is an affine Kac-Moody algebra.
Simple Conformal Algebras Generated by Jordan Algebras
An important family of graded infinite-dimensional simple Lie algebras associated with generalizations of Cartan matrices were introduced by Kac [K1] and Moody [Mr].
Nongraded Infinite-Dimensional Simple Lie Algebras
Moody, Lie algebras associated with generalized Cartan matrices, Bul l.
Nongraded Infinite-Dimensional Simple Lie Algebras
Unfortunately, these Lie algebras are not Kac-Moody algebras, but they still are very interesting and obviously related to certain extensions of affine root systems.
Twisted Toroidal Lie Algebras
Moody, Vertex Representations for N -Toroidal Lie Algebras and a Generalization of the Virasoro Algebra.
Twisted Toroidal Lie Algebras
Moody, “Diffractive point sets with entropy”, J.
Universal bounds on the selfaveraging of random diffraction measures
This makes available the powerful techniques of affine Kac-Moody algebras (see e.g. ) and conformal field theories related to such algebras (see for instance).
Branching rules of semi-simple Lie algebras using affine extensions
Let U ( bsle ) be the Kac-Moody Lie algebra of type A(1) e−1 .
The representation theory of the Ariki-Koike and cyclotomic q-Schur algebras
Frenkel, Affine Kac-Moody algebras at the critical level and Gelfand-Dikii algebras, Int.
Simple vertex operator algebras are nondegenerate
Garland, H., Gro jnowski, I., Affine Hecke algebras associated to Kac-Moody groups, preprint math.
Induced and simple modules of double affine Hecke algebras
Wiss., vol. 292, Springer-Verlag, 1990. [KT1] Kashiwara, M., Tanisaki, T., Kazhdan-Lusztig conjecture for symmetrizable Kac-Moody Lie algebras, II, Operators Algebras, Unitary Representations, Enveloping Algebras, and Invariant theory, Prog.
Induced and simple modules of double affine Hecke algebras
Now we work in the affine Kac-Moody algebra context.
Abelian ideals in a Borel subalgebra of a complex simple Lie algebra
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