mopes


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mope

 (mōp)
intr.v. moped, mop·ing, mopes
1. To think gloomily and persistently about something; be dejected. See Synonyms at brood.
2. To move in a listless or aimless manner, especially from being sad or depressed: moped about the house all summer.
n.
1. A person given to gloomy or dejected moods.
2. mopes Low spirits; the blues. Often used with the.

[Origin unknown.]

mop′er n.
mop′ish, mop′ey adj.
mop′ish·ly adv.

mopes

(məʊps)
pl n
the mopes low spirits
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mopes - an informal expression for a mildly depressed state; "in the dumps"; "have the mopes"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
low spirits - a state of mild depression
Translations

mopes

pl (inf) to have a case of the mopesseinen or den Moralischen haben (inf)
References in classic literature ?
But anyway, he gets out by himself and mopes and thinks; and mostly he hunts for a lonesome place high up on the hill in the edge of the woods, and sets there and looks away off on the big Mississippi down there a-reaching miles and miles around the points where the timber looks smoky and dim it's so far off and still, and everything's so solemn it seems like everybody you've loved is dead and gone, and you 'most wish you was dead and gone too, and done with it all.
But now he sits in that infernal stern-cabin and mopes.
He never speaks in this place; he never says a word in jail; he sits and mopes all day in his dark corner, dozing sometimes, and sometimes looking at the light that creeps in through the bars, and shines in his bright eye as if a spark from those great fires had fallen into the room and was burning yet.