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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.

mopey

(ˈməʊpɪ)
adj, mopier or mopiest
1. dejected; gloomy
2. aimless; idle

mop•ey

(ˈmoʊ pi)

adj. mop•i•er, mop•i•est.
languishing, listless.
[1820–30]
mop′i•ness, n.
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