Basic+ Word of the Day: mood

mood (noun) LISTEN

I'm in a bad mood!

Your mood is the way you feel at a certain time. If you are in a good mood, it means that you are happy and friendly to people. If you are in a bad mood, it means that you are unhappy and become angry quickly.

  • Be nice to Brian today because he’s in a bad mood.

Mood can also mean the same as bad mood.

  • He was in a mood all day yesterday. (= He was in a bad mood all day yesterday.)

Common uses

If we don’t want something, we can say that we are not in the mood for it. For example, “I’m not in the mood for pizza tonight,” or “I’m not in the mood for going to the movies.” We can also say that we are in the mood for something. For example, “I’m in the mood for a day at the beach.”

In pop culture

In this video, you can see that the cartoon character Snoopy is initially in a good mood and then gets in a bad mood when he is forced to leave the library.

Mood has many other meanings

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